Looks fab - I highly reccomend on instagram Lane.Draws charcoal brush set if you'd like to push further into a dry media look!
The quick answer is: it depends on the light. cool light, warm shadows, warm light, cool shadows. This is an over simplification of what happens, but it will get you close. Now, in this image the light is warm, so the shadow is "relatively" cool. It takes on a little bit of a green tint, and is less red/orange. This is a big subject, but I hope this helps a little :)
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5 months later I think I got where I wanted with the red satin <3 Have you ever had a super long term painting problem? I think 5 months is my longest in ages to stay focused on the one thing
“Portrait of Death” Finally after 2 weeks of rendering. And with the help of my baby boy while he slept on one arm while I rendered with my other lol 11x14; graphite on Stonehenge. the quality of the upload looks off idk if I was doing something wrong but it looks like the quality dropped when I uploaded? Better shot on my Instagram! This was such an awesome experience!
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Question: Social Media Etiquette Do you post images of works committed to exhibition as you go? or wait until right near the show to do more targeted promotion? I hate having huge breaks in posting but feel so restricted to keep images for when the painting will be available - would love to know what you prioritise *Current work in progress that I haven't shared on socials attached *
'Preserving Life' Diptych Oil on aluminium Painted from life I wanted to read the line between portrait & still life by using a skull and facial cast as my subject matter 😊 really enjoyed the play of light on both when using a Grisaille approach. Also in Halloween when surrounded by skeletons its easy to forget each one represents a person, a life and death 💀
Procreate exports - whats the best option for Portraits & Characters? I'm very new to Procreate & Digital drawing (Traditional Drawing & Oil Painting background over here) Just wondering what are the best export options I should be leaning on to store and share my work? I've noticed Instagram in particular lowers the quality of the .jpegs dramatically (unsure if this is just Instagram or I should be exporting differently) Thankyou!
I can offer some suggestions to help cut down on solvents. I hardly use straight solvents at all anymore. To clean my brushes. I push out as much paint as I can, and then dip the brush into linseed oil, just dip I don’t swirl it to tap it to get it to release more. Then I push out the pigment again. Doing this a few times until it wipes clean really does the trick. I also use a 50/50 solvent/oil as my main painting medium, so it’s fat but not as fat as pure oil. I find my paintings become pretty much touch dry in a few days more or less. This is the only medium I have been using for my oils, and it’s been working well for me so far. BTW I paint very flat if you’re curious. For solvents gamsol gasses the least, and is considered the most safe but still use good ventilation. Just because you can’t smell it doesn’t mean that you’re not getting gassed. Gamblin’s solvent free medium is pretty much pure fat, I’ve had the same experiences you’ve had. I think you’re safe using liquin, it’s considered to be nontoxic (as nontoxic as any oil paint medium can be anyway). That said, if you want to try something else give M. Graham’s Walnut Alkyd Medium a go. It’s much more fluid than gamblin’s solvent free medium, and it smells nice and is marked nontoxic. I hope this is somehow useful. Nice work. Good luck and congrats!
hi have you conciderd trying watersoluble oil paints, with them you can use water instead of solvents, i personally use the ones by royal talens there cobra [study variant theres also an artist one with more colors] i really like them but i dont have any comparison with regular oils. Since i never used them and i am still really new to oil paint. I also dont use any medium because they work fine for me without and i dont really understand how i should use them. but there is a painting medium available, i also know that winsor and newton have watersoluble oils but i never tried them. congrats on your pregnancy and i hope my comment helped you out a bit. i do recomment if you concider getting watersolluble oils to check if there save for pregnancy because i dont know for sure.
I just want to say your paintings are really nice! Personally I only really have experience with a few mediums, but one I have enjoyed using is pure cold pressed linseed oil as my medium (along with odorless mineral spirits if you really need to thin the paint) because it makes it really buttery and smooth, and helps slow drying time. But, I understand you want to speed up the drying time, and unfortunately I have only used Gamblin Galkyd, which I honestly didn’t really love.
A Question for Oil Painters - I recently found out I'm pregnant (exciting!) and have started experimenting with solvent free options - I started with Gamblins solvent free fluid as a replacement for W&N Liquin (the normal oil medium I use to moisten the brush and speed drying time) and I hate it... Does anyone have other suggestions for me to try (I have already gone through my pigments and limited a few harmful ones, and am wearing gloves as a precaution, it's mainly the solvents in mediums I haven't solved yet) To give more detail, I find the Gamblin medium very fat but somehow doesn't assist in paint movement - fat but tacky? it's a chore to work with. Pictured is one of my pieces to give you an idea of the finish I can get with the W&N Liquin
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A Question for Oil Painters - I recently found out I'm pregnant (exciting!) and have started experimenting with solvent free options - I started with Gamblins solvent free fluid as a replacement for W&N Liquin (the normal oil medium I use to moisten the brush and speed drying time) and I hate it... Does anyone have other suggestions for me to try (I have already gone through my pigments and limited a few harmful ones, and am wearing gloves as a precaution, it's mainly the solvents in mediums I haven't solved yet)