Realistic Painting

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There is a deep fascination with artwork that looks true to life. The aspiring painter often wonders how other artists are able to create works that are so persuasive. This book will show you step by step how these lifelike effects are achieved. Although other mediums can be used to achieve similar effects, I prefer gouache, or opaque watercolor. Gouache allows you to apply light colors over a darker underpainting—a method not possible with some mediums such as transparent watercolors. I also will show you how to work from photographs and use an airbrush to create amazingly detailed paintings. With practice, you will be able ...

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