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Australian How To Paint

Australian How To Paint

Issue 35

Australian How To Paint magazine chooses a topic or style of art each issue and gives you a comprehensive guide for you to develop your skills. Over the series we will cover all major painting techniques plus popular paint ideas.

Sunray Publications Pty Ltd
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4 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
artist’s hints and tips

• Print your reference photo in black and white. • Your pencil needs to be so sharp that it can be used as a stabbing weapon. Turn your pencil after every couple of strokes to get a longer life on your sharp tip. • When starting a new area of the drawing, always start with the shade that you consider to be the “black” of your tones (the darkest). Then add your mid tones. Be careful to start light and then add more dark. It’s easier to go darker if you need to. • Pencil strokes should preferably start in dark areas and then flick to the light areas. This helps to create the illusion of hair which tapers off. • Avoid using an eraser to fix mistakes because it will only smudge your…

6 min.
“i cannot imagine life without art”

Another rainy day, another chance to stay indoors and draw and paint! Any excuse would do for an 8-year-old whose only desire was to be “an artist when I grow up”! Well almost 48 years later I still have the same passion to paint and draw as I believe I was born with! My father was a house painter and good at sketching and colour mixing. I accredit him with my colour mixing ability. I became very excited every time he was going into the shed to mix paint. He had a container filled with bottles of stainers (concentrated colour) and time after time I watched as he painstakingly mixed and matched colours, adding a little bit of blue here and a tiny speck of red there. He could match a…

1 min.

• Canvas: 10 x 12 inches.• HB pencil.• AS No.1 Medium.• Mineral turpentine.• Background colours: Titanium White, Manganese Blue Hue.• Coat colours: Ivory Black, Payne’s Grey, Titanium White, Tasman Blue, Pilbara Red.• Eyes colours: Payne’s Grey, Vandyke Brown, Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Venetian Red, Jaune Brilliant.• Nose colours: Ivory Black, Payne’s Grey, Titanium White, Tasman Blue.• Tongue colours: Titanium White, Pilbara Red, Payne’s Grey.• Brushes: Taklon Short Shader 5/8; Taklon Angular Shader 3/16; Mop 9mm; Taklon Angular Shader 1/8; Taklon Mini Liner 18/0.…