A blog about Gilead's fantasy art. Exploring the secret fantasy world that may or may not all be inside the artist's head. Gilead shares his ideas and inspirations from the life drawing sketch all the way to the final painting. Step by steps, techniques and thoughts about models materials, pricing illustration, sign painting commercial art, galleries or just you know...life.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
This under-painting is a wash of blue house paint thinned down with flat finish acrylic varnish also available from your local hardware store. I've used this kind of mixture many times to create an underwater look, but this time I'm just cooling the image down. Once I add warmer colors to the skin and such the cool shadows will already be in place. Also this gives the feel of cold dark stone surfaces, cold steel and cold reptilian flesh.
That's the theory anyways. Was it a good idea? We'll find out.
At any rate an under-painting is always a good idea otherwise you have to go over every tiny spot of the canvas one at a time trying to get rid of white spots.