Thursday, January 26, 2012

Base for Bjalla

Gesso the base.

Bjalla has a base. Many moving horses do and painting up these bases is actually a heck of a lot of fun. It's easy too!

I decided to document the painting process of this rocky base to show you how very easy it is if you use the "dry brush" technique. This base literally took about 15 minutes to paint.

Paint the base the darkest color.
In this case it was pure black.

Use the dark color as base and lighten
the color to about 50% in order
to mix the "middle color".

Load brush fully with paint then blot the brush completely on a
dry paper towel. This "blotting" just removes all the "wet" paint
leaving just a bit of "dry-ish" paint on the brush.

Take the 50% mixture and lighten it
further and load brush then blot completely
on paper towel. Sweep on base.

"The Chase"
Graphite and watercolor on archival bristol.

"Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great."
~ Mark Twain

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