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Hi, I accidentally discovered Marks videos on Youtube the other night and was deeply inspired to join this great art site. I'm not a professionally trained artist but have always desired to be. Unfortunately it was more difficult to find this kind of training several decades ago and so my only option was to self train with the help of books. I've learned a lot through the years and I'm hoping to further develop my skills through Mark's courses and from other aspiring artists here! Hoping for the best to all of you and vive le'art!
In this final image you can see how it was all pulled together by refining the facial features, hair, edges, flesh tone areas of the face, neck, and upper chest, etc. Of course this study could have … (View Post)
Next the hair was put in rather loosely. I should mention that hair looks best when you paint it in with subtle color variations. It will look much more interesting that way but maybe it isn't too no… (View Post)
This next stage shows how the rest of the flesh areas were put in and the details were more refined. Since the hair was going to fall over the white blouse, I didn't entirely fill in those parts beca… (View Post)
In this third image, the light areas of the face were applied. I usually look out for any color nuances that might make the flesh tones more interesting to look at. I might paint other tones into the… (View Post)