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Underpainting for Beginners

Bianca Haeck, Drawing on Inspiration!

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6 Videos (33m)
    • Underpainting for Beginners: Lesson 1 - Introduction

    • Underpainting for Beginners: Lesson 2 - Supplies!

    • Underpainting for Beginners: Lesson 3 - Blue underpainting

    • Underpainting for Beginners: Lesson 4- Brown underpainting

    • Underpainting for Beginners: Lesson 5 - Gray underpainting

    • Underpainting for Beginners: Lesson 6- Final thoughts


About This Class

Underpainting is a method of laying down tonal values. In other words, it helps you create shadows and depth in your painting.

By using a single color as the base before adding the "top layer" colors, you can decide where the darkest and lightest areas of your painting will be. The underpainting, if done correctly, will show through your top layer to whatever degree of darkness you have intended.

It takes some practice, but this beginners' class is intended to show you the basics of underpainting with a color-blocking method. Once you gain more experience, you can blend out shadow areas better for a smoother gradient.

Please join me on this fun adventure in painting! :)





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Bianca Haeck

Drawing on Inspiration!

I have been an artist from the moment I learned how to wield a crayon as a kid. There was no end to the fascination that a world of color, shapes and ideas could bring! I try to carry that kind of passion into my teaching in the present as well. I like to consider myself a multi-functional artist, as I work in several different mediums. I say "functional" rather than "talented", since I think it's a bit presumptuous to think I alone can say if I have a talent or not :) I love to experiment an...

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