This week we are going to delve deeper into creating the Jedi Painting of Denali and Fox. After all the sketching and perfecting the layout it's time to apply the paint. Click below to see what happens next:
Some additional art tips from jen which she thought you would love to have the insider's scoop on:
Art Tip #1: The Glow Effect
In order to achieve the glow effect around the light saber, I used various shades of blue going from lightest to darkest. The trick to create a realistic glow is using a dry clean brush to blend the various shades after applying them.
Art Tip #2: The Stars
The trick here is to thin out the white oil paint with a paint thinner (I use turpentine) so it is more wet on the brush and easier to splatter when tapping your hand on the brush. It is also a good idea to use a splash guard on anything nearby that you don't want to cover in paint (like my walls).
Art Tip #3: 3D Effect
If you want to make something look three dimensional, the key is adding highlights and shadows in the right places. To figure out where to place them, think of what direction the light is coming in from...in this case it is from our lightsaber.
Art Tip #4: Shadows and Highlights
For the ladies in the audience, this step is a lot like how you would apply contour makeup on your face...only it is on a canvas, with paint, and for a dog. After you apply the light, mid, and dark tones, it is time to blend with a dry clean brush.
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