Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Lesson No.16 - How To Keep Your Colours Clean

We finished the body of the flamingo at the back today.  Brush in the highlights first - a light Geranium Pink that's nearly white.  Use a darker mix of pink to suggest feathers.  Feather the top edge of the flamingo off with a light blue/purple mix so it is nice and soft.  Mix a darker red/purple for the underside, adding a touch of yellow to grey it off.  You could add some soft yellow/greens to the underside of the feathers for some reflective light from the water.  I finished it off by going over all the highlights again with a clean brush, and clean mix of light pink as the colours can become a bit muddy when you are feathering off.  We want our flamingos nice and pink still.

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