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Labrador - Dog Painting #002 Acrylic Art

teacher avatar Beatrice Ajayi, Founder of HyssopArts

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2 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. IMG 1912

    • 2. IMG 1907

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Welcome to this class entitled ‘Labrador - Dog Painting #002 Acrylic Art’

In this class we go step by step through the process from blank canvas board to painting. 
labradors are a favourite dog of many.

My daughter also loves them and requested I base my next class on them. We don’t currently have a dog but have been discussing the magnitude of responsibility involved. So we are yet to decide. 

This class is intended as a simple warm up approach. Not to take it too seriously. It’s about being loose and reacting to an image in the immediate sense. This encourages creative mark making and gestural expression.

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Beatrice Ajayi

Founder of HyssopArts


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1. IMG 1912: Hi, everyone. And welcome to today's class here on skill share in this class will be painting a Labrador portrait. Andi will be using acrylic ping and I think to get a really nice stylized effect Oh, are Labrador will be using an image to inspire us just to get a rough sketch. An idea of what the dog looks like but overall will be relaxing. How weeping And imagine our own perception of how we can create this dog and, uh, different style. So come along and enjoy this acrylic class. Ah, quick painted skipped class on. And just relax. Take your own time. It doesn't have to be the half hour and let's have some creative fun. See you in the class. 2. IMG 1907: Hi, everyone. Welcome to to these class into this class. We're going to be painting a laboratory on, um, Labrador is apparently one of the most favorite bills of ah, across the world. So on my daughter specifically wanted me to do this, but you're next, so I'm going to be getting straight into it and, uh, get right into the class. So I happily about my palace with these colors here. Just remember that I have ink on this, so I can't. But I will put a example of the colors on the side for you. So I'm gonna get straight into painting this character first. We're going to start by drawing, uh, this character out, so I'll put the the image of what we're going to be painted on the side of the screen there . So as I'm drawing this, I'm going to be trying to just keep my pencil on the That's true substrate. The substrate here we have is a canvas panel. Uh, if you will have one at home, that's fine. If you don't, you can use paper, basically, whatever you have to hand circumstances are quite complex right now. So, you know, being able to access, uh, specific tools. It's not necessarily that easy for everybody. But what I'm just looking at here is just trying to measure out Come my a character. So just gonna have eyes that year. I did try maybe to position this little dull slightly to the side, but we'll see how it looks. So I haven't drawn a Labrador actually knowing that you're I've done one as a portrait for someone recently, actually, but it was a black Labrador. This is a golden one. So that's what we're working on today. So what I do in the classes for my images that I'm trying to get inspired from an original image, a real image of a dog is looking for shapes, so that's kind of the best way to measure out what you're doing. And if it's working correctly or not, you figure out as they go along. So this knows, for example, might be a bit lower down. So it was just feeling your way along on trying to get the skeleton off the image right first before you put any color on it. So just working out with this differences and blocks of color, we can add so everything can move slightly. If it's no where it's supposed to be just always being open to the fact that you need to adjust your image. So is, Hey, I'm trying to make this a long, kind of a snapped nose area. And there's some stuff going on here this that I have been put in yet so always shaves the ice similar kind of diamond shape on this right side here. Which would be. And then this other side is kind of mode with triangle and then trying to decide one is bigger, smaller, where the snap is in comparison with the eyes going down on the size of just looking at all . The detailed between what's going on asked measure in and out. So this comes out of it. This is a bit further, out says. It's quite round here. Is here, up here above going a year, so it is quite simple form, so it's kind of figuring out to do this air, make it bigger than it's quite simple, the star for it, so and then maybe give us a bit smaller. It's still stuff going on here. Here. This is a bit smaller than thinking small area here in this bar here. So obviously it's a guy so guided to For what? So you kind of have, like, artistic license as well. So you don't have to stress yourself up before you're seen, so the nose doesn't usually triangle. So let's school back into that. Work this here again A little bit. Get snout in the right. I go. Look, this this is going up. That's a little dark Here. Here, there's another ear hears? No, sir. Stop it before the end of the nose here so you can adjust those eyes a little bit, get straight into actually using color because, um, I just want to start making it about this or this. So, yeah, that's kind of the layout off this little dog. Um, this, like, little bits of dog here, there, here, just hints of things that we can play with, um, and other areas, so we'll get straight with. So what I'm gonna do is, um, just go into the eyes and the brushes I actually have mentioned I have a size 10 and a round brush there. Um, this is a size six. Andi, this is a line brush here that I have so size 10 size six And there's a line brush that is trying to see the size of this size three line brush. So these are kind of detailed brushes. So I'm going to use some of my extender that I've added onto my palate and start kind of drawing some areas. And so the eyes gonna be the darkest areas. So sometimes when I'm joined, I try and make it kind of like, Oh, when I'm painting, I try make it like it's a drawing. Just Teoh, relax myself into So here I'm just going in and fill in areas that are a little dark and get in some detail in them. So that's what I'm doing here. But in this and actually what I should have done as well, I agree, because the knows a lot of the time has a lot of gray so great to the news area here. I could just see some there. Some around here is well, so there's some degree here. Andi, the distance. Some other areas said that might be shadow. I'm just gonna add some of those greatest to remind myself some very and because with acrylics that we're using for this class. It's always about building layer, so looking for all the shadowy bits and puts him back in right now so you can always pick another color over. So I reminded myself with those areas are I have a whole set of colors here, so I'm just going to go along and use my ink. And this is an acrylic ink and this is called Red Earth. Don't know if you can see that, but it's a very dark color. I'm just gonna go in and add that into some of the areas. I can see that in the golden retrievers. Well, this and yellow in their hints on this is just all Teoh. A signature thing of mine, probably. But it's just add some extra elements to this and you build layers over it, so it's gonna end up being covered. Probably a lot of us, but, uh, it might peek through. So that said a lot of gray areas here. So I'm just gonna add symbol, maybe some gray Come on in. Mixing with right. Just added some little dots, areas that are visually visible on the face of dog. So just going in. So this area has some kind of goldie colors. There's stop putting some of that. What happened? You can try and make your thinking exactly like what you're saying, but there is that element off stylized things. I'd like to add color. So what I do is underneath. I will add my colors and then I will build layers on top of some of the old cruise I'm using. I'll start using on the other Brown's in a minute. Just don't mix it in. So from the variety of bronze I have there, this one is actually this is a red. This is a sangria and red, and you don't seem that on the painting. But this bear with me into the shadows because sometimes we see colors and we just think all right, OK, it's you know it's just brown or is this that color? But there are colors, other colors inside of colors, so it's never to think that there's only one thing going on, So lots of this is Vegas. Add in the warmth or coolness to areas we're gonna do start breaking in some of the white that this mixed some of this other color and lead in this up starting Teoh pushed back in some areas here in the top, There's like some kind of gold hence, so I'm just mixing white with some of the other colors, trying to stop pushing back now things and just, uh, come back, smoke gray areas and not staying too long in one place if I can. We've been around then around, starting to fill in a Reuters. At this moment in time, I'm not doing too much to show the direction off for which I could do with my, um, my line and brush. So there's a lot of areas that you can stop colors that will then the being more visible with time once the other leaders of colors go on. So I've been mixing some light in here, and you can see, uh, maybe a little bit off the dog coming in so starting to kind of go over some areas of more fact, some of the other detail. So because I'm not also rinsing my brush off their still, um, color of my brush. So it's just fishing in and out to sea in what areas they're doing. Still smoke my gray some areas that will be maybe grayish and mostly my brushes mostly dry . It's not very, very wet or anything. It's, um, got The cover is on my brush, but it's not too what, So just going back and forth, adding color, trying to see where I can adjust things. So this is some of those angry and red I'm about to put on some of the black just going back over these areas here. I actually needs to be dark over around the eye. It was like kind of a thing going on here. There's some kind of a shadow I need to be dark around. Get back to the the nose I want to define knows a bit more. So it's like black here, and there's that and selection theory here. So it was just trying to figure out what to do with this. But here shadow shadow here and try not to think too much about Wonder interest through in it on. Yes, it's like a shadow for the math. There, somebody go back in. It's like greys and blacks and different colors playing off each other. I know I need to start that now. I use a smaller brush trying to follow the shape of the I. There is shadow on this other thing was going on. So this year I've got other colors in here, something to use them about yellow that's on my brush. It's like a yellow old car, some more in here, almost like a green. So the way it looks just like a green gold. It's really interesting with friend colors, so it's just been going back and forth and adjusted. So you can see. So far what this little character looks like on is to just keep going, Really. To try and get the cover that we can see they want needs to happen is bringing in a lot of the brown on white mix and really pushing this whole thing back a little bit. So using that as dry as I can and bring in and some other elements, it's just that for there's color and this thing is going on. But it's it's really interesting browses greens, so just playing with the colors, some areas are not white enough. They're gonna go white cinema. So if I started, probably started to use not lying a brush trying to start getting some details in some areas, like a far So this is a time consuming, So you shouldn't rush the painting. So I just started to put some detail in here. Well, I'm gonna do is let some of this dry in a minute. Someone light cream ish colors around and he built the layers. So it's gonna look more white later on more. There's, like, little it's off with skirts and areas. This there is kind of joined a little bit, so it's a lot of different stuff white in here. So what? Good it does well, is in a minute because still some gray in some areas. Really? Yeah. Find Teoh some things I'm going to, I think, work on background, background. I was trying to figure out what to put. I think I was trying to go away from Come on a green background. Basically, I'm gonna use some sap green ink, um, and work on the background a little bit. Just putting that on. And then from my use some of my extender that for I'm gonna make the background as light as possible, and some of that make it nice and colorful. So suffering this side. I want to keep this class really quick, actually, because, um, you can also see what you can achieve in quite a short time. We're all working from home with the kids this time around, Uh, usually be at school, so I want to make this easy on everybody. So it's a quick turnaround where possible. It's kind of like this little my door is outside. Get a quick, fresh air smother covers here. Actually, I want to use in this Little shouldn't limit this to some more green. So done that on. I think actually, it could be a doctor on the edges. So I'm gonna use of my let's see, what color is this again? The oppression blue. Just a little bit on the peripheral, cause I wanna I think this of it dark around the edges. I want to be able to show the lightness off this Labrador, so I need to make a bit more dramatic immediately around so that pencil be a bit more visible. There's nothing like the actual line. But as I said, I use thes for inspirational aspect on I like color so they never end up looking exactly shouldn't anyway, because theater days great to have your own work, Ben to, you know, coffee. Exactly. Somebody else's work on the This is photography. You still need toe. Make it a little bit more unique to yourself. So for inspiration on Lee, you know, if could have a whole dripping thing, which I can use my Sprits so far in a minute, just to be extra. See what it looks like a minute on that side. Gonna use my sprints. Let some about just drip down. Just just because So they go back to my dog and had some more other colors. So it's been really, really liked. I'm hoping. Enough of that green off, huh? It's gonna go in, because now I can kind of use this background a little bit more measuring to for how, Like I could go with my dog. I have golds here and everything, so I'm gonna use him about gold in this as well. Cool color. Certain barriers put my dog cool. We said golden retriever. At least a decade school. It's called Come Copper Gold. So I'm putting that over the phone now. I m these areas pro copper gold. Krista nose area here. When told That's around. See, I agree on the nose. It's, uh, no, this very steps up a little bit. Try to get this staring here a little bit brighter. So just so quick, a quick. But the thing I'm then that c yeah, that's a I'm gonna call a day just to be really quick with this, you could see the idea of where it was going on. You can't been basically at your own, but to make it a lot lighter if you want, um, Labrador inspired our work, adding more and more layers called Why? What in areas? Teoh, Get your dog a lot more like in the picture. I don't like these there is here, so you can sometimes wait for the paint to dry before your during the extra detail of what the for looks like. And you could mix that and what graze and beige colors in there. Keep it to be quite dry as well, so that you could get a color along cover areas like the nose. So here, go over a lot was just layering and layering and layering to get the effect here. There's still some other colors that wanted to kind of squeeze themselves and here show just different directions as well. So use your brush in different ways, not just a one week. That's quite boring, but you get different angles and on different shadow areas, and this fill in the details just built on building built. Basically, I'm getting your character, the eyes working on the eyes more and get some more details, so we're going to stop with that for today. But, um, you can get more more detail and taking your time and still going in and added and added to the eyes, Here is build. So that's like a quick not thinking too much example off creating a cute Labrador painting and, uh, taking your time on building the layers added more texture. You know, like with hair with the kind of who whiskers it down here as well. Some whiskers here and it's quite a lot coming out dog, actually different areas I can see and working on the ears and extra for and get to know the details in that you'd like, so yep, we'll finish the class for this time round. But I'll see in the next quick portrait class for pits. Bye for now,