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Today, I’m excited, I have got a new short documentary about “Life Lessons from an Artist” and a step by step demo of a portrait I did without a drawing.
First, it’s all about the film, in 2012- The Life of an Artist was released, today it has has over half a million views, it has inspired many to take up sketching again and for many it has sparked a revival of getting them back to doing what they really love to do. Seven years after, another film is here! This time it focuses in some of the lessons I have learnt over the past seven years and what I have been able to achieve. My message is clear-BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, NEVER GIVE UP and NEVER LET FAILURE drag you down. There are also tips for aspiring plein air painters and lots more, so enjoy this, get a cup of coffee, it is only 10 minutes but it will be worth every minute .
My last post showed how I paint a portrait from one spot INSIDE the face and then gradually spread out to complete the whole piece little by little.
But the process today is called, “OUTSIDE-IN” where I block in all the major shapes from the beginning and then finish up on the inside of the face with details.
You can compare both techniques and see which one suits you best.
This post is all about my method of painting in the -“INSIDE-OUT” Technique and to talk about my last workshop for the year, which is, “PAINTING THE PORTRAIT FROM LIFE”. First I’ll talk about the workshop.
I will be having a workshop in London next Saturday on “Everything I know about painting a Landscape”.
Please click HERE for all the details
MY LANDSCAPE PROCESS
Below, I have a demonstration of my landscape process using the Outside-In Technique. I start from sketching and then I move into making the sketch a bit more clearer. Once the sketch is solid enough, I go into painting very bold shapes which gradually become fine tuned towards the end.