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Depicting People
I first decide what it is I am attempting to achieve. I need to interview the subject and decide what characteristics of the subject I wish to express. I need to consider the attitude/disposition, facial features, clothing/uniform; and the social, pr
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Detailed Subjects on White Background
If you are painting a botanical art or natural history subject on a white background, ensure your work is protected at all times. Oils from your hand can leave greasy marks on the watercolour paper which are impossible to remove as they are absorbed
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Artists’ Canvas And Other Substrates
A unique and beautiful pastel support available is the premium quality Schmincke Sansfix pastel paper. Prepared on 360gsm acid free paper, the superfine coating of grit on the surface allows layers and layers of pastel to be put down – whilst retaini