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Painting hair

Discussion in 'Oils' started by yellowcat, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. yellowcat A Fixture


    Underpainting: yellow ochre and white
    Overpainting and glaze: umber, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre and white

    Underpainting: naples yellow and white
    Overpainting and glaze: umber, ultramarine blue and white

    Underpainting: light grey
    Overpainting and glaze: black and prussian blue

    Underpainting: naples yellow
    Overpainting and glaze: burnt sienna and black

    My Technique of Painting Hair

    Under paint the light colour first. This will be the highlight of the final process. Let the under colour dry thoroughly. Then wash (glaze) with dark colour. This will run into all shadow area. Final touch, highlight with light colour.

    Example of painting reddish brown hair

    Underpainting naples yellow or yellow ochre + white. Let dry thoroughly, then wash with burnt sienna + burnt umber. This will give you the shadow. Use a clean brush to wipe off areas of highlights of hair. This will give you a brown shadow and yellow highlight of hair. Let it dry thoroughly. Use brown sienna glaze over the highlight area. Final touch - use clean brush to clean off the highest point of the highlight area. You may go over the high highest point with a touch of white mix.

    *This technique can be used for acrylic, water soluble oil as well. It can also apply to painting beard, fur and animal pelt.

    More Hair Receipe

    burnt umber + burnt sienna

    yellow ochre or raw sienna + burnt umber
    cadmium yellow + mars red
    mars yellow + indian red

    burnt umber + ultramarine blue

    burnt umber + ultramarine blue + white

    Happy painting!

  2. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Fellix

    Another great information for painting ....good to see this and it's adaptable to Acrylics as you mentioned


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