you need
  • - paper;
  • - pencil;
  • - eraser;
  • - brushes;
  • - paint;
  • - palette.
Sketch.If you are going to paint a portrait in watercolor, gouache or acrylic, you can draw a sketch in pencil.Before working in color pencil lines will need to brighten with the eraser.If you prefer tempera or oil paints, a picture will have to start with underpainting.Make a sketch of work in pencil on a separate sheet, calculated the proportion of man.Transfer these calculations on paper or canvas.
underpainting to make tamper portrait shade tempera, which has all the elements of the picture.Shade should be light, so that later it could enhance or block.For oil painting underpainting more convenient to make acrylic paints.Label the basic forms and shapes, apply a drop shadow.
method works in color depends on th
e paint you've chosen.If this watercolor diluted acrylic or gouache paint drawing broad fills need.Begin with parts of the body that are not covered by clothing.Determine the most light shade, which is visible on the skin.Mix the same palette.Try to immediately paint are mixed enough so that it was enough for the drawing and did not have to re-select the color combination.
Then create shade shadows on the skin.Broad brush distribute the first color pattern.When it dries out a bit, apply a shade spot.In the same manner pour person's clothing.Then paint the face, using a smaller brush.Not drawn face up to the end, you just apply the basic shade and semi-shade on the cheeks, temples, chin, close to the bridge of the nose.
Take a thin brush and Draw all partial shade and its own shadow on the body and mind of man.It is important not only to transfer the shape of the body, but also take into account the changing colors as the clothes and skin.They affect the color of each other, so the red shirt, for example, in the shadows will be visible blue pants.And on the face of a warm red reflex from the shirt.
figure turned out to live, do not forget the glare.On the skin, they are not always there, but the hair and the eyes do not necessarily have to leave the shaded portion of white paper.
When using tempera you have created more filling, and to work "on a piece."That is small strokes completely draws one part, and only then move on to the next.If you draw a person in oils, pay attention to the degree of transparency of colors that you are going to mix.This information is available on the packaging of paint.This is particularly important in the selection of the color of the skin - if you mix the paint with transparent coating, the color will turn heavy, unnatural.