Tuesday, 3 April 2012
3rd Lesson - Donkey
I always like to paint the eyes of an animal early on. They're usually the most important feature of an animal painting and gives you a head start in how the painting will look. The eyes were very dark. They have a slight brownish tinge with a dark (black) pupil and I flicked a bit of light blue highlight in them to give them sight. While I had the darks mixed on my palette, I then went to the nostrils. They are very dark against the centre and gradually lighten up as they emerge into the light.