So this is my first ever oil painting. I love Mark‘s videos, and I purchased the portrait course. I’m somewhat happy with how it’s coming out, and I haven’t gotten to the detail phase yet. But I just feel it’s kind of, I don’t know, sloppy? How can I improve? I mean I’ve seen some of the posts here from others and wow, many of you are super talented.
I know Mark advises to avoid blending, but I felt I needed some. But I’m not happy with how the blending came out. And again overall the whole thing just feels a little bit sloppy. Suggestions? How can I get it over the finish line?
Another question. I have purchased other courses, although I like marks the best. But in the others they demonstrate a great deal fine detail. Really getting hyper realistic. Andrew Tischler if you’re curious. I would love to get into that fine detail work but I don’t understand how that works. Maybe I’ve put my paint on too thick, or maybe I need to let it dry a bit but I certainly can’t seem to get through the existing paint to add find detail. Maybe it needs to dry first? I don’t remember that in Marks course.
Still a great course though I and I absolutely love the Geneva paints.
I am an absolute beginner or so be as clear as you can if possible. I would really appreciate feedback.