How should beginners paint portraits in Acrylics? painting the female face Lesson 2

How should beginners paint portraits in Acrylics? painting the female face Lesson 2


I Keep you’re filbert brush or a small flat chisel edge brush and I think Maybe we could put some shadows in here first So I’m gonna try that Try So let’s go with the colors that we started off. We’ll start off with I’m a messy palette here already so our basic colors, so and I did a skin tones Video so you should be able to find that but this is what I did for the very basic colors, so you could be easier for you to do all your portraits starting off with this little recipe and then you can add White or brown to lighten it or darken it, Okay, so I just start off with white will be my main first color just to know where everything goes because white is the main color a little bit of yellow on the corner on my brush a little bit of red Kind of pinkish hue now you can use that for skin tone if you want You don’t have to add anything else. You can just use that as a skin tone. I’m gonna add a little bit of brown just to tan it up a little bit And because we’re going to do a shadow I Am going to add more Brown For her shadow so underneath the eye I See you see underneath the eye there’s a bit of shadow. Okay, so put them in there first Just so I know we’re where we are and then we’ll add this here The shadow Shadow comes all the way down the face see See that see Oh, it looks like she got a beard. It’s okay now Let’s get a shadow in I’m trying to do these this way. Lets see how this works out. Let’s see how this works. Those don’t work out we can start over No, no So you got your lines in when you traced your sketch that you did All you gotta do is leave some lines in there. So, you know where the shadows are going Now when I did my sketch video I Just went by what like what I could see so I guess that it so You did that too don’t have to have lines and all over the place. So It looks like it comes around here And down around here so you can shape it out first and then even fill it in if you already have the lines good if you don’t then look at the picture that you’re following and Find a shadows and you can draw out the edges and then fill it in Now this one goes around her chin a little bit Great we got a windy day All right, so let’s get this part done There we go, let’s finish up in here That’s good, just some shadow the nose Let’s get all that shaped out and there’s some shadow up here All right I’m just going by the picture so I’m not going to correct it. I’m just going to go by the picture and See how it looks and if I don’t like it then I’ll correct it It looks like it goes down around this way Somehow see Those are top of the nose here somewhere Then I think just some right here Just going by the lines of the picture And we have a bit here and a little bit here Here I’ll leave a little bit of white there between those two lines Just so I can see where everything is and a little bit here Hmm some shadow area up here See some shadow up here All right and I see some shadow here because I got the lines drawn not because I’m Figuring it all out by myself Well, I guess I am but still those lines really help They really really helps them so if you need more paint either make up a batch of paint and Have it set aside so you got enough to do this much that way you want to be trying to remix it And then you’re trying to get it to match up so just make a batch, you know when you make it up put a little Container or something and somewhere where it won’t dry up on you and see how the color came out to reddish there because I’m trying to remix and I put too much red in there. So I’m just gonna add more Brown a bit of white See what happens there so you don’t want to be doing this then Make up a full batch. I didn’t do this So now I’m bit off So this is what happens All right, we’ll continue on so lesson learned make up the full batch But it’s okay even if your colors are off a little bit It’s still fun to learn how to do this and then you can make sure the next time that you have your full batch of paint Or that you may like the different colors on the face. who knows it’s. You’re painting Do Whatever you want with it Have fun Okay, Good, I think it comes down around here Around here Let’s see, let’s see Yep there it is. There we go Okay, so I’m just readjusting a few colors here I don’t need to but I just want to do it so you can see what I’m doing So when you’re doing this and if you find some portraits a little bit too complicated Look at the painting and see what’s the easiest thing to do Look at it and say, okay. Well, what would be the easiest thing for me to do next? What could I do that would encouraged me to move on I Would think I Would think The areas where we have some Some of that darker colors here so they can start getting the hair around a face so we can see Where the face ends? So I’m just going to use my flat chisel edge brush for that And I’m going to go into my black and a little bit of black Little bit of blue. Someone makes them read their colors and Brown black blue brown. Okay, that was brown blue and black So more Brown in any other color? Okay, so we just want a really dark color. So That’s gonna go right here Good That’s what hurt it here ends right here So get a little bit of shadow there and separate it from her face a Pretty face If I Don’t destroy it All right So that’s that oh you didn’t see this oh my goodness gracious And too close I forgot to zoom out This is why I need this is why I need a Videographer I just need a bit of help. Okay, so all I did was fill in that space right here It’s frustrating, you know, you’re doing the video and you’re sitting here going. Oh, yeah do this and do that? Look what you can do here and you’re like and I look at the monitor. I’m like, oh, goodness. I forgot to zoom out but if I had someone to help me when I get Enough money I guess My foils down to money, then I will certainly be looking at somebody To help me I Want to make better videos? I want to make great video’s and Do the best I can so you can look at and enjoy it? So using my chiseled edge in my brush and coming down the side here to get the hairline, okay? We got that I monitor good good good So I got the end of the hair right here Right here and Over here, I think it comes over here and here Yeah, go I’m just gonna make that hairline and what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna make a few little strokes of Hair so that I’ll have an idea which way it’s falling All right. Don’t worry about it. We’ll just clean it up after Yeah, I just want to get something in there just to show that just hair Good and then we’ll put a little bit on over here. Not as a shadow right here Use the same color you want Just shadow And then we’re gonna go here Let me see. I think – hair comes down here here and Yeah This is to here, so if you don’t put lines and you won’t know where it at the face ends Good Just make some lines the hair comes down this way and that moves out this way, right Just lay some Short strokes down and you just want to take a long one there Down and then they come down with the shape of the head like curving in the backwards c It comes down That’s done now. We just get our flesh tone to look good All right, to get your flesh tone your basic flesh tone All right. So like we did before we put the white and We’ll put whoops. I got some Brown in that So put some white and then we’ll put a little bit of yellow All right and a little bit of red such a basic recipe and if you use if you want to Use that for your pink fresh tone I’m going to add a bit of brown See see it’s not a bad little flesh tone there I think Let’s try it. See what happens Okay, it’s not bad. All right, I’m just gonna put that on there Let’s see what happens so Whatever color flesh tone you want more on the reddish side add a little more red Just use the basic recipe Right Go around the eye we will come back and add some more to that after Good a bit of flesh over here And we can clean up that eyebrow a little bit Cuz I found it a bit too thick you might have to go back and forth on this I’ll take that down a little bit. I’ll come back and fix that again always fixing Come down here and go over here Go right next to that line. Okay good down around this area And get all that done There we go, we’ll just keep putting on that color She might look a little strange right now because we’re getting down to basic colors trying to get everything in place Just trying to get things in place it figure out where things go. All right nose and it stays a bit down on top so I’m gonna come down around here Like that there And down here Scrape it up Okay, so Let’s give this around the mouth Around here just fill in the spots good Around here Good now, this should be all the one colour. So you can make a batch that will be great It means you won’t have to change the colors Okay Just going over what I did so I can Just clean up , you probably might have to do a second coat if If you see that as messy looking it’s likely that we want a really soft look Very nice soft look so you might have to do a couple of coats And we have some here just filling everything in It’s bit of shadow there I’ll come back to that in a minute All right yeah, I will suggest you make up a little batch or buy your Flesh tone already made that might help. Yeah Just for this main part here because that’s the part that is When you’re doing a large section of the face, So I would suggest that you go out and buy yourself a nice I’ll see if I can put that in my Amazon shop for you a flesh tone and I’ll see if I can get it could be flesh tone in any brand so I’ll see what’s there and I’ll put it in my shop, see what find it for you and I would suggest that you buy a flesh tone for the main the bigger area and then when you get that flesh tone Then just add a bit more Brown to it to darken off for the shadows. Okay, so that might work This should work really nice It’s a lot better than having to try to keep matching up your colors Okay All right We’ll do our best We’ll get you pretty I’m sure when we’re finished. She’ll be happy All right She’s coming around not bad, you know bit of work to it. Yes so clean of my brush, I’m gonna take some more that flesh tone and I’m gonna put it in here a Little more darker so we can see what we’re doing. Acrylics dry really fast, so this would be a great way I would highly suggest using a blending gel All right, and I’ll put that on my my shop too So you can buy it wherever you know, if you wherever you want to buy at any local stores and whatever but if you if you do a lot of shopping on Amazon you go to my Amazon shopping I got a nice shop there with many Brushes and paints and things that I could think of that I would use and I’ve already used right so If you want to have a look at that then you can like I say you can even go in there and look at it and then make a list and if you get a cheaper Somewhere else or whatever way you want to buy it Find me I just I’m happy to help as best I can and if you do buy it off my shelf. I’ll get a little little perk little Commission, you know 5 cents 10 cents laughing It’s true You know What else can we do we got to fix her face so so I got a bit of a shadow color right here so I’m gonna have a bit of brown a bit more Brown to my colours Just adding a bit brown to my basic color Just to darken it up. There we go. See and I’m gonna bring that down around her lip Here we go There we go Good Good I if you’re making YouTube videos I don’t know you are not but if you were let me know and I’ll have a look at your YouTube videos and maybe I can put a few links a Mine give you a little little boost because new people now are have it but I’m not having a hard time, but if you want to Start making some money with you tube.they get some new rules and stuff. I don’t know. I didn’t really pay much attention to it, but you can you can check it out but if you are a YouTube creator I’d like to know that I like to know how many people are watching me Are you – creators themselves cuz you could be looking trying to learn different ways You could be learning different videos to see what what way you would like to teach you Know they’re not be glad to help you. Give you tips or whatever you want If I can do anything to help cuz I know I need a lot of help Still don’t know exactly how all this works but I love it and I love learning so It’s all fun and Because you guys always give me a really good Compliments and that that encourages me some of you guys say you really inspired me You really encouraged me, but you don’t realize how much you’re encouraging me. And inspiring me is to keep doing this So We’ll get there we’ll get there we’re getting there alright So, let’s see we can clean up the eyes a little bit so I get a bit of brown I’m using my little tiny round liner brush And I’m going to Come a little bit in here Don’t want to be too thick though It looks to me like that part over here is coming down closer to her face So I’ll take advantage of that Bring it down a bit because it’s kind of throwing me off a little bit here. So I think it’s go like that. I Think it’s like that I think it’s coming down a little more over the eye It’s so windy here today We’ve had a lot of wind This is June 2018, We’ve been having cool weather take the good with the bad Yeah, I think your eye is a little Yeah, it’s a little closer there. And what I’m gonna do now is I’m going to take my same brush And I’m going to darken this line in here They bring down a little further There we go It whoopsie See You sure get everything okay, I don’t want to look at my monitor and the camera is somewhere else. Okay, so Let’s get that line in here. I Want to start getting into more live streams, too But if I was doing a live stream here tonight I Don’t know if I’d be able to I played take three hours to do it So I try to do live streams but much easier paintings So I’m just cleaning up some of the edges here I’m trying to see where I think it might need More shadows See Move it over here Now if I zoom in and I forget the zoom out scream at me, okay. Alright, so I’m going to add let’s see. Let’s see Yeah You know when you’re sitting here by yourself knowing that you are talking to an audience I get kind of silly because you’re by yourself, and it’s nobody around and I’m trying to keep yourself company, although, you know, when when it goes up it’s being recorded. So You get a little bit I Don’t know it’s just funny Just funny. It makes it fun to you know, cuz I’m here talking to myself You know So now just wet my brush with some water and I’m gonna bring a little bit of it in here. I’m gonna add a little bit of water to them, too I’m sort of adjusting things adding a little bit of water and Like I said, don’t let it drip. I’m just adding more a little bit of water just to soften it. Okay? So I’m trying to get a little bit in here just add a bit of water a little more white to my brow To the base color I should say and I’ll get some color here I’m gonna do this one over here. Okay It’s I think I Think Put that in here this little lighter part here. I’m sure I got filled in. Yeah okay, so a Little bit of around here now underneath and let’s do this one first This one here’s a bit later keep your line And you see how dark it is underneath the eye there. We’re going to do the same with the other one Under here But Just do that for now and I’m going to take my Chisel edge Flat and I’m going to clean it up a little bit on the edge here so that it won’t be Just clean it up a little bit So it’s just a little wet so I’m gonna dry it off again and Straighten it up a bit. Okay good Good Just gives a bit of a shadow under the eye, that’s all Now, I’m only gonna by a picture Somebody going by what the picture showed me and I find a picture is a little different looks you know It’s a little different is but it’ll still looks cute and pretty and everything was a little different But if I would go by a photograph Like I said one when I do I’m gonna do another one of a photograph. They said whoever sends me one and ckearand and You know a really good photo Then I’ll go buy whatever the shadows are on your photograph so I’ll be gone by all that what I get if we decide to send me a photograph to a paint I’ll be going by all that so if I don’t pick you it’s only because It was either too hard shadows weren’t right or too much shadows Or or maybe that the face was turned to the side too much, you know anything like that, right? So, you know Don’t Jose know how couldn’t pick me. So I’ll pick the best ones In in picture wise and it’s easy for me to do and I can see it and everything so don’t think I didn’t pick it because We’re here was a certain color or something Right, no nothing like this Nothing at all like that now I’ll tell you if I get a baby picture so cute I can’t the I Can’t resist that They are so beautiful. I did Commission art and they come out so cute so sweet so I’m going to Add a little bit of hair I think the hair comes down over here a little bit more So a little brown down there Just coming down a little bit of brown And I think I’m gonna come in here more okay Yeah, cuz it seems like the eyes were needed to be pushed back a little bit a Little bit of yellow at my Brown just to get a yellowish color start I’m gonna do better yellow We can throw a little bit of yellow here if you want coming down on this sides right here, and I’m This little bump here. I’m gonna jump over that. I’m not gonna paint that at all right now I’m just gonna add some yellows just So we can get it started a little bit of brown in there I’m gonna come over this way, and I’m gonna leave that there and Come down this way. Okay, just to give it a Little bit of shape, I’m just taking that a little bit more yellow to my Brown It’s a good darker as it goes back, right All right If you want this picture Of the painting before you start this let me know and all that I’ll send you the pattern and I’ll send you just a copy of the picture itself that’s already painted, right? and then you can um It’s throw a little bit of red I’m not trying to do anything here right now I’m just trying to get some idea where the hair is So I have a quick little trick Tip for you or a little trick. I guess you could call it if you want that’s how to make the haird really nice like these Like this Like this See all those hair strands See those Like a little trick for that before I used to make it easy for you. Okay? I’ll be showing you that now little later on. So I just thought I I Decided to do it myself just to try it out because I’m always trying new things and try different things and I said, whoa I must put that in my video. I think you like that So I’ll get to that after I don’t want to give you too much at one time because you enough to deal with now We’re trying to get this done Okay So let’s just play with this a little bit. We don’t need to do very much here. Just just get something in there That’s all you can use your dirty brush, which is flat It’s more yellow Just throw some yellow in here and orange But I’m not trying to anything on purpose Follow the lines that you did Then you can skip over a few for highlights Good Just adding some brown red and Yellow just to get those short strokes in there. Now as a part of the hair that comes over this way. I think it’s Probably here somewhere. Not sure I would figure it out in a minute. So I’m gonna put that here like that. I think Short strokes Not even mixing my colors and just throwing it on my chiseled edge brush And I’m just flicking these short Lines in here just to get some idea if what way the hair is going to go. Just add a little bit of water to your brush just to get it to move a bit better See So cool No Just gonna get that in there right not even gonna worry about it right now It’s not finished with her face but you know what happens with me, I don’t know about you but I like moving around different areas you Know so I can get as much color in there as I can so I can see where everything is headed And so I do that my drawings too sometimes and my paintings I’ll move around If I painting so I’ll probably start with sky and they do the foreground after but in the sky I might move around to some different clouds and colors Just so you break it up just want to get forward I know you won’t get bored of the painting, but you know you get kind of tired of being at the one place Kind of like okay, I like them, um tired of doing to here No, they’re not to here for an hour I want to do something right, you know And even though you’re not finished to here and you’ve got a lot to do then you move on to something else just so you can Just so you can see where everything is going to see it’s nice and colorful Yeah, yeah See, so she’s doing fine

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