Acrylic painting – Size: 24 x 24 inches – Gold leaf detail [Other sizes are available upon request] This edition is sold out, however, I can create one for you in the same style. Note: Slight variation in the placement of paint and gold leaf detail occurs when re-created, but
Painting portrait is a good hobby that gives both the artist and the model a lot of pleasure. It is better for both the hair structure, color and flow to fit the model. Follow these steps to get more realistic colors in your next portrait.
Before painting hair, you should always have the rest of your face ready first. The meat color extends into the hairline. This is so that the meat color shows up and the hair does not look unnatural. Remember that the hair is much more than a layer, so you have to paint it in stock. There are also hundreds of shades of hair color. To keep it as simple as possible, try to base each portrait with blond, brown (this includes red), black or gray.
Under the color the entire hair area with a very light blend of one of these colors. These are called undertones. This during painting will really be the highlights, because when you work you will not cover all this. Notice where the dark or shaded areas are and paint them. Now use a darker color and start stretching in hair strands. Black is the opposite. Begin with the darkest as the undertones, then add brighter layers. Continue until you are satisfied with the results. Excessive hair is very easy to exaggerate. Know when to stop!
Here are the colors you should use for any hair . Remember to use the undertones first
Blonde (Reds) Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Medium, (Alizarin Crimson)
Use Burnt Umber for dark blond and red hair
Brown Titanium White, Burnt Umber
Use cadmium red or ivory black for red or black tones
Black Ivory Black Undertones
Warm Black - Ivory Black & Brown
Cool Black - Ivory Black & Touch of Blue
Gray Titanium White, Ivory Gray For Black Gray
Warm Gray - Ivory Black & Touch of Brown
Cool Gray - Ivory Black & Touch of Blue
Begin the first layer or the undertones with a very watery color mixture. Use a medium to large brush as you do not paint details. Do not try to paint in individual hair strings at this stage. Start adding more color to your brush and add some more layers. Pull the brush in the direction of the hair flow. Use a grid brush to add some indications to individual strings. Add some deep pocket pockets to really give the portrait depth. I added some deep shadow to the side of the neck.
Congratulations! You should be well on your way to being your own master sports painter. Don't always forget to sign your painting as always.