Fantasy Art

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Under-Painting

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.


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