Oil Painting The Facial Features - Nose In Black And White | Walt Reunamo | Skillshare

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Oil Painting The Facial Features - Nose In Black And White

teacher avatar Walt Reunamo, Fine Art Instructor

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Lessons in This Class

10 Lessons (1h 17m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. It all starts with a drawing

    • 3. Then we add the removable tape

    • 4. Now its time for the gesso

    • 5. Let's start painting!

    • 6. ..the painting continues

    • 7. and still more painting

    • 8. finally finishing the painting

    • 9. We are now ready to remove the tape

    • 10. Let's protect our beautiful sketchbook

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About This Class


In 'Oil Painting The Facial Features - Nose In Black And White' you will learn how to paint a realistic nose in black and white oil paint to an sketchbook. This is a great way to quickly practice oil painting without fear of ruining expensive colors, panels or other materials. 

This is excellent course to take if you are just beginning with oil painting and especially if you are interested in portrait painting, but also nice skill to learn if you want to expand your ideas for sketchbook drawing.

What you will learn:

  • Easy method for starting practicing portrait painting.
  • How to observe and paint values.
  • You will learn how to paint to sketchbook instead of expensive canvases.
  • And of course how to paint the forms of the nose!

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Walt Reunamo

Fine Art Instructor


Hey everyone!

My name is Walt Reunamo and I'm a fine artist and art teacher living and working in Finland. I have been doing fine art for the past 8 years and taught online over 2000+ students in more than 100 countries. I have also worked as an artist in the videogames industry for 7+ years in award-winning titles.

Outside of art-related fun, I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and our crazy Bengal cat, experiencing the short but sweet summers of Finland, photographing, watching movies, and hitting the gym. I'm also a book junkie.. I do buy more art books than I probably should!


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1. Introduction: Hey, you spot the realm from Welker along fine art. I have bean painting and drawing for the past seven years as a fine artist, and I have also worked as a as an artist in a video against industry for for the best more than six years. Discourses Excellent choice for everybody who who wants to start portrayed pending with events, we learn how to do a part off the off. They just one part of the human face, like successfully. And you can then take that information and toe other parts for example, eyes than the years different, different parts and then made the whole whole portrait from that from that knowledge. If you start with painting the whole face once it can be to war overwhelming for beginner or this it's a great way to great way to study hell bent poor traits just by focusing on one spurs. This course, of course, includes the course project, and I hope to see all of you do that course project so I can give you feedback on them there. How did you do? And and what could be improved. So remember Corporates also. All right, So you in the course 2. It all starts with a drawing: Okay, let's start by, um, drawing the nose. So this will be the monochrome knows. And I usually start the drawing by just, like sketching loosely on the paper. And right now there's nothing. So it's just a sketch book page. Later, we will put the, um, Jess over that drawing. But no, we don't have to worry about anything. I usually used these, um uh, color pencils, proper gusto, bullet grimace benches. But you can do it also with the just normal graphite pencil. Are any kind of pencil that you will feel comfortable with. I just like to use this because you can do a very fine line andare Derek would force get seen. Um, all right. So here I would I would probably start, um, drawing by first. Like trying to figure out how I want the nose to be on the paper. So I don't want toe make a huge one. So and I wanted to be in the middle. So first I will start sketching the shape off the nose like this triangular shape on a where I wanted to be. So probably around here, something like that. You and then I'm going to start looking the bickering out that the's shapes like their nostrils and then working down them don't as just lines. That's simple lines and also the shadow shapes. So, for example, here I tried to keep my, uh, 100 year laws and, like draw from Thea shoulder. I know so much from the race right now. Just using my whole arm the draw. I want to have something that looks really organic, not stiff. It's a razor I used to need it needed to raise for you. So the most important thing right now is to, um, established the shapes just the J shape off there off the nose, because that will he really was destroying us. A guideline for the painting and painting were mostly thinking about shapes and and also in the drawing shape, shapes and values. - I saw this smaller shadow shapes here, so just more marked them in here. They would have me with the when putting down the values. - Okay , So thirsty like this curve off their highlight here. So Mark locked it down here also here, here at the high life, just marking don't that big shape of it not know tryingto capture all the smallest data just arch, large shape. There's something like that, because that thesis course is about, um, painting and drawing noses. I'm not gonna I'm not gonna sketch toe much of the other stuff here, like the eyes. And I saw her leap. So gonna try the course. I would like to. It's gets those also now that I get carried away. But, um, stop here like just with with the north, I will do later. More courses where I will draws on the lips and ice and on ears. So those will be coming later. So sometimes good to draw this. Like contour lines are guiding lines like where in which direction the shape is going. For example, here, um uh, this shape is going upwards clearly, so I would draw this lines that curve, something like this, and then they roll over the nose. I don't like this back again. Done. Same thing like this round shapes like the tip off the notion that's where you will get like a I guess in your subconscious or something gets notified that about the shape off, the off the nose and or shape of whatever you are drawing. So it knows when you go painting are continue with the works How it should be in, huh? I think this about almost ready. Yeah, uh, I don't usually draw anything or, um did I'd like ask this? I really keep it simple and and like, just like a line line drawing I I don't know. And values. I don't draw the other values from the sketches that I will do in the painting pending face . So as I already mentioned, I'm mostly concerned about the the shape off the nose under and the volume off the nose to make it like, really, um, clearing the drawing. Like where the planes planes are under the shape off the the curvature. Run, Hold up. Making a bit wider. Be really smooth value trench transition in the Mittal's. All right. I will stop now and is ready now We are ready. Toe athlete. The year that's just so end up off the off The drawing 3. Then we add the removable tape: Okay, So the next thing recording to do is, um, applet, that Jess, over that drawing. But before we can do that, we need to first make the tape down the tape around. Everybody wants to, um, to paint just to make it nice looking and clear, clean looking. You will see it later. How that works. But, um, I usually start by first. You're raising some off the lines that go. So far, I would like to be respite of this. I don't, like, make it, uh, a smallest possible around the north state. This every other. So I have This is like a removable tape. This is really nice for because you have to remove the tape later. It is, uh, men for that. So it's really good. All right, judges, just the eyeball. Make them make it that, um, like, straight lines as possible. - All right. Davis is there. And, um, you can no put down that, Jess. Oh, 4. Now its time for the gesso: now we're already toe apply. Just so after putting down the tape on Dumb. But I used this for Isa. This, um, transparent chess. Oh, so it's not because it well, it's transparent, and you can see the you can see the drawing a bit better from underneath it. So, uh, you can use just normal just also, but it's a bit more opaque, so it's probably you have to draw the drawing a bit more with clear lines and stronger lines, and so so they see through. But you can use that also, it's not, um, problem. Andi. I just have a normal paintbrush for this. It's better than it was like bigger breasts and, like the normal bending process, just make this quicker and easier. There's no secret that this just try the what the small coding under, I'll end up off the drawing and down that's about it. I only make one, um, like layer off just so I don't use multiple layers. Usually you hear benders doing like paintings like a multiple layers off just before they start painting and what they sketches. I only used one. That's that's enough for the the stock banding and it's quicker. Also. Just make one. All right? That's about it. Um, next, we will dry it out with the hairdryer just to speed up the drying process, because it's gonna be with for, like if you don't try it. But that head writes gonna take Maybe our, um the dry with the hair dryer takes only like a if you mean it. So that's a really good good thing to do. I'll always cover clean them. Uh, just a brush off there applying to chisel because it will dry quite quite fast. And it will ruin your preshow. Remember the planet. Just arrange it with water. That will be enough just to get your equipment. Includes condition. All right, so, no, we're done with their chest going. And people know I tried that. Try the chisel. So here, just the normal hair dryer. That's ah tried for a few minutes. Also, one thing to remember is that if you have ah, oil paintings under, let's say you have finished all all pending behind the the one that you're drawing it will like heat up and oil Benguela start to become like, uh, liquidy again. So keep that in mind and maybe try to block it somehow, so it doesn't affect the ones that you have already finished behind it. So that's Ah, that's one thing you need to be aware off. You can also see how it's. The drawing starts toe get more clearer when the just always drawing up this transparent chess. Also a two first when you apply that, so so it will be a bit like milk and you know, you won't say the drawing as clearly, but when it dries up, you can. You can see it more clearly, so don't be alarmed if they're If first that drawing is not showing through with that, That's good, all right. I think that's that's dry enough, so it's now it's ready for painting. 5. Let's start painting!: Okay. Uh, welcome back. And let's know, paint this monochrome. No study. I have Ah, here. My paints. I'm using this titanium white for white. Um, ivory. Black. It doesn't really matter which wants, Uh, that's much which whites and with which black you use for this. I use tide enemy titanium white because sheets bit more opaque white. So it's good for covering the black also, or blending with the black. If you use seem quite, for example, it's more a bit more transparent. So it it works a bit more better with colors like, um, blending making like their values off off colors with white. So there's a bit small differences, but you can do it it with this, the study Also, it's in quite with no problem. And I have, like, three different sizes off process that I'm going to use, Um, nothing really special here. I used to run at once. These are, um, scientific process, Um, really good for making this kind of studies easy toe lean. And, um, they work really nicely on the paper. You can also use the like straight or square shape process. If you want, that's that's gonna be fine. also, All right, so the first thing I'm gonna do is tow. I'm going to start with them like their value that we can see here in this area. Also here, here on the lip, don't part off their mouth. And here. So, Andi, these shadow areas I'm gonna do after that, and then I'm gonna blend it with them with some more like gravitational tones. So let's start with that. I I always put the highlights, for example, here, and you're on may be here and here last. So it's good to remember the put them and also you because if you put them first or in the middle off the pending you will have toe be aware off, not toe, mess them hand. You will end up having trouble painting because you have to take care after the highlights . And, um, it's much easier to put them just in the last last few moments off the painting 6. ..the painting continues: okay, way. 7. and still more painting: Okay, way. No. What? 8. finally finishing the painting: okay? 9. We are now ready to remove the tape: So here we are ready to take off the the tape that's surrounding the painting. And, um, you can leave it as it is if you want, but I usually want to remove the stapes. It makes the the orders organizing and clean rights good to take, like Instagram or Facebook. Photo off the artwork when it's, um, looking really nice and clean you simply to strip the tapes off. They care not toe touch the pages off off the or the white area off the off the sketchbook with the with the bits of tape that comes off because then you can have some nasty looking stains on the hunter sketchbook. It should be fairly easy to do the whole thing. All right, that is. 10. Let's protect our beautiful sketchbook: So that less thing we I want to do is to add our I don't like a paper on top of the painting to protect it To protect this Another page from getting like, faint stench on it. When you closed it closed their sketchbook after spending so that Ghana had, like this, taking paper on the move it well being I didn't hear like this. Now, um, on the previous paintings, my baking paper has bean, right? It's big Nizer with this sketchbook. But for now, I know this that I only had ground so but it's OK, doesn't better. Uh, it doesn't matter which girl, Valerie it is. Um, so just a simple, uh, I'm gonna just cut it to right size piece and then David so that, um, age let's get started. And that's it. No, we have to paper the baking paper round up off the off. That painting. Now, this has already been tried because there has been a few days between the my filming off this video. But but when you have depending running on, you booted it, bill nicely. Perfectly em other pages from getting the oil pain so on them. So I really recommend doing this. If you want toe, give your sketchbook clean