Art Lesson 51, Part 2
Discover How to Paint a Woman Portrait from Scratch
Learn how to paint like the Old Masters!
Old Masters Academy Online CourseSelf-study, self-paced online video course Lifetime membership One-time payment: $487 Enroll Now!
Creating Flesh Tones for Oil Painting Portrait
The right cheek and the forehead need to be lightened. So we are adding the same paint as the one used for the lights. The paint mixed straight on the canvas gives us the desired result.
The lips are quite a challenging part of the portrait. The image and likeness of the portrait depends on it. A slightest change of the shape of the lips can change the look of the portrait.
You have to pay attention to many things, including the shape, outline and color of the lips. The corners of the lips, the curvature of the line between the upper and lower lips, whether the moth is slightly open or tightly closed, all this makes the difference. When choosing a color for the lips it’s easy to fall into the trap of making lips too pink-red like many beginners do. The color should be natural, so observe the sitter carefully in order to determine the right color. You should also pay your attention and make sure that the lips are not slapped on top of the face, but naturally belong to it, having volume and likeness.