Great Apple, now here is where you can learn glazing...... put some vermiion red over the yellow, and use a dark violet for the dark part. keep your highlight. the yellow beneath the red will make it glow.
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Marsha, thank you for the tip! I will do it tomorrow and let you know what happens. Very excited to try.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Marsha, I posted the glazed apple beside the original apple on the previous page. Even though I'm sure I need to improve my technique on glazing, the color is now so much prettier. Many thanks!
very inviting to eat looking apple, pleasing range of colours......leaf part especially.
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
Alex. Beautiful. Now be brave and add yet another layer of red and some violet in the dark area. You will be surprised yet again.
Marsha, just checking ... Should I be wetting the surface of the apple first or just painting over it with a thin coat of the red? Thank you.
Alex both look good but glazing really makes a difference, makes it almost that we want to grab it and eat it lol..
Comment and critique are welcome
Love the shoes Geri love the soft color and detail work.
Alex, your apples are progressing nicely. The glazing Marsha suggested is really making it come to life. Well done.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Karen, glad to hear you added final touches to the girl in the games pic.. Your drwg. was certainly worth it and I'm sure now it's just perfect.
Fred - fun bears!
Alex - Both apples would win a teacher's heart. Glazing does produce effects that can't be achieved otherwise, and glad you're having fun with this. Exciting!
Shreshyam - SO glad you've joined us at AD. Looking fwd. to seeing your work and hearing your thoughts about others' works. Pls. do attempt a challenge photo. I know this month is flying by already, but you can submit it late if need be. When you get a chance, please fill in your bio. info. (Edit Profile next to your sign-in name on upper right of page). Welcome!
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Hi all, 2 more bears in college
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Alex, sorry it took so long to reply. I dropped off....sleep wise....
in answer to your question. : yes, wet it lightly if it is completely dry don't work your brush to much. you don't want to disturb the wc that was already laid down. violet has red and blue in it already so it makes for a nice shadow or darker area such as a dent or and indent. another way to do it is to lay in a light color of pigment then use a brush with water to lay along side of the color to let it spread softly outward. this method will avoid a hard line when it dries as well as give you a darker side to a lighter side of your stroke. . both ways are affective. I personally think you should consider the first one where you wet the whole apple except the highlight. good luck, I might also add.... either method you use you want to keep it lighter in the center to keep it looking rounder....
GOOD Grief Fred..... where are their parachutes....??????? this is a bit un-nerving unless they are on a trampoline, but who knows..... or did they fall off one of your cliffs.... or is this a dreams and they are floating....??????
Fred, it's so great that you reprised these paintings - they are wonderful.
Marsha, not sure I was implementing the application of violet correctly, but I love violet and the red over the yellow is luminous. Thanks again for the lessons on glazing.
Alex. good job, is this a dark picture? regarding the violet, yes, use minimally for darkening but you at least learned a little bit about glazing, now for kicks, try another apple... maybe put it next to a book....just for the teacher....