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Extra resources for Artists & Illustrators [UK] (July 2015)
To reveal the underlying layers in a painting, you can use two of the tools pictured here: a metal-toothed comb and a rubber-tipped stylus. These tools create beautiful texture and open up the exploration of unique linear elements in your painting. indd 64 (Text) (Ray) (Fogra 29_WF)Job:05-30625 Title:RP-Paint Lab #175 Dtp:225 Page:64 5/31/13 2:39 PM 5/31/13 2:25 PM 040-069_306 040-069_306 Let’s Go! s 1/13 2:39 PM 1/13 2:25 PM Fig. 1 Fig. 4 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig. 5 1. Begin with a loosely painted and colorful underpainting to allow for an array of colors to be revealed.
Remove the masking fluid (fig. 3) and then keep repeating steps 1 and 2 (figs. 4, 5) until you are satisfied. Keep colors washy and transparent (fig. 6). Fig. indd 43 (Text) (Ray) (Fogra 29_WF)Job:05-30625 Title:RP-Paint Lab #175 Dtp:225 Page:43 43 5/31/13 2:33 PM 5/31/13 2:25 PM LAB 12 L Pumice Ground: Rough Surface Materials Pumice ground is a great acrylic medium to experiment with as it creates a rough and absorbent surface that captures the paint in a unique and earthy way. indd 44 (Text) (Ray) (Fogra 29_WF)Job:05-30625 Title:RP-Paint Lab #175 Dtp:225 Page:44 5/31/13 2:33 PM 5/31/13 2:25 PM 040-069_306 040-069_306 1/13 2:33 PM 1/13 2:25 PM Let’s Go!
Note: You cannot use water-based media on top of the oil stick. indd 59 (Text) (Ray) (Fogra 29_WF)Job:05-30625 Title:RP-Paint Lab #175 Dtp:225 Page:59 59 5/31/13 2:37 PM 5/31/13 2:25 PM LAB 20 L A Secco: Painting on Plaster Surface Materials • roll of dry plaster fabric • water • primed canvas or any rigid support such as a wood panel Fresco means “fresh” in Italian, and it is a process that involves the layering of pigments upon wet or damp lime plaster. Frescos have a unique jewel-like quality due to how the chroma becomes soaked into the surface of the plaster.
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