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Learn how to paint Byzantine Icons (Part 2)

teacher avatar Filip Gherghisan & Ramona Toader, Painter

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About This Class

This is a beginner to intermediate course (PART 2).

Please go through PART 1 before taking this course.

If you are interested in painting, if you want to learn how to paint in an historic spiritual style, this is the perfect course. You will have a step by step guidance from a pro and you will learn how to paint an icon from scratch (Jesus Christ). This course has video lessons and a pdf file with useful infos. 

In this part, you will learn how to paint in egg tempera technique. 

Let's start our spiritual-artistic journey!

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1. Introduction: Hello. Welcome to part two off the course learned how to paint Byzantine icons. In this course, we will continue the spiritual artistic journey with learning how to paint a Nikon off Jesus Christ. Not just his face, like in our previous part, but his bust. Unlike in our previous course in this course, we will teach you the traditional method of painting with egg temporal technique. Before we begin, you have to know that the gilding part will not be taught in this course. We added. They already give it. I can, just to show you an overview off the Eiken. In this course you will have step by step guidance in painting the icon of Jesus Christ with egg temporada technique. If you're ready, let's start our course. 2. Lesson 1: hello. In this lesson. Before starting to paint a Nikon, we want to present you the traditional way in which we will paint. We will use EG temporal composed off egg yolk and powdered pigment. This was the most use painting matter, starting with the 16th century, when oil painting became popular. For this type of painting, we need powder pigments. We use similiar, a very famous brand used by Picasso, Cezanne and other artists. Off course, there are other brands of pigments that you can use for some references, See the attached pdf file. Now let's see how to get this bothered. Pigments to be liquid paint. We will use EC York. For that you have to separate the york from the albumin that is the white of the egg. Very well. And keep on lee the yolk. We will also need dry white wine Are Syrians to measure the exact quantities off the ingredients? We need a jar with the lead and the painting knife or a teaspoon. Now we mix the egg yolk. Then we take 40 50% of the egg and we weeks it with 50 60% of wine in the jar. This is the liquid base that we need for transforming the pigments into liquid paint. Now we simply makes the egg and wine mixture with the pigments. Don't use too much off the wine and a combination as you can add more while mixing. But be careful not to use too much because it can cause the cracking off the color after you put it on the painting. So you have to gradually put the egg into the color and mix it with patients. - If you need a more transparent look, you can add water in the final blend. 3. Lesson 2: after we guilty the Aiken and made it the drawing we want to follow. We start painting the icon of Jesus Christ for references about gilding and drawing, and I can please see the other courses on our profile. Also, please see the attached PdF file for the drawing, and the other resource is we added to help you in your painting journey. So before we start, download the pdf file and use all the materials we added There he will see exactly what colors we will using painting and other details for helping you get the best results. We start with the clothing, and for painting it, we will need Egg Meeks, ultra marine blue, black and titanium white. By mixing this colors, we get a dark navy blue. With this color, we paint the clothing as you can see the videos and also in the photos we added in the attached pdf file. - Now , before we move forward, please keep in mind to use different containers for every basic color we will make, then cover them with aluminum foil. If you don't have small jars with cover and keep them in the fridge so you can paint 3 to 5 days with them until you finish the icon. Keep all basic colors. The shadows and lights will be made off this basic colors, but on the palate, so you don't need to keep them. Just keep the basics. If you feel there are too many, write their names on the containers. Next step is painting the shadows on the clothing forties. We will meet the basic color off the clothing mixed with black and a drop off the egg mix. For knowing exactly where to place the shadows on the clothing, you need to see the final Aiken. That means reference and also the photos we talked about earlier from the pdf. So until now, we use ultramarine blue, black and wife for the clothing color, and you added more black and egg mix for the shadow color forgiving volume to the clothing. We dilute the shadow color with water and replace smooth lines on the contour off. The drawing then means on the exterior parts off the clothing. As you see, this gives a nice aspect to the clothing 4. Lesson 3: Now we start adding the light lines that we are used to as they are very used in the traditional Byzantine technique. For these, we need the basic clothing color mixed with white and a drop off ag mix. We recommend that you gradually test the color and not at too much white from the start. We don't need to have very contrasting light lines in the beginning. - Add more white color in the light makes, and we start to paint contour lines and the lights on the folds off the clothing. Be careful not to get the very pronounced contrast, but rather use small amounts of white so that you get smooth differences. 5. Lesson 4: 6. Lesson 5: Now we start to paint the second layer of clothing and a part of the gospel book. For the basic color we need Yellow Oakar read Oakar egg mix and a very small amount off the basic color from the blue clothing. Sometimes it is very good to use a small amount off the adjoining color in the basic color off the portion we want to paint so that the entire painting has a harmonious aspect. It is like all the basic colors are suddenly related. 7. Lesson 6: now we at the shadows. So we mix the basic color with a little bit off road number for a better definition. Off the exterior contour of the clothing, we had a little more amount off the road, amber. But then, for the second set of shadows, we add red Joker in the shadow color. As you see, we added some volume with shadows. 8. Lesson 7: after we place the golden accents, we go further with painting for learning how to at golds your painting. Please see the Gilling courses on our profile. Now we painted the band from the clothing. We use orange color white, of course, egg mix and the small amount from the basic color off the blue clothing for adding some shadows. We makes the basing orange color with red ogre and we start painting. Now let's get to painting the gospel book. We need a basic color from the blue clothing for painting the four hearts that symbolized the Four Gospels. 9. Lesson 8: now we is the rest of the color that remained after painting the band from the clothing you need. We had kept me in red and egg mix and blue from the basic clothing color. With this mixture, we paint other ornaments on the gospel book. Now we use the basic color from the band, the orange one, and we paint over the ornaments. - Next we mix white with egg and paid the rest of the ornaments they represent Ruby gemstones for the other. Details off the painting off the Gospel book, please see the attached PdF file. Now we'll paint the skin for at least we need a basic color. The basic color of the skin on the hands and face is made off. Eg beaks Yellow Oakar white, black Read Oakar. Now we mix them and get the basic skin color. - Now let's start to paint to the skin. We remind you to keep these basic skin color in a container for later use. You need to do this with all colors that we call basic for shadows and light. We will mix those basic colors with others on the pelt 10. Lesson 9: after we painted the skin with the basic mix, we go further to having the shadows for painting shadows. We need to mix the basic skin color with raw number A red Oakar. With this mix, we will paint the face, the beard and the contour of the heads for accents and forgetting more volume. For the painting, we use the same mix, but adding more, remember and red Oakar in different intensities. 11. Lesson 10: 12. Lesson 11: remember that the pupils of the eyes are painted with pure black. We gradually add shadows and details with more intense color. Don't hurry and at layers of shadows. 13. Lesson 12: After this step, we need to add a light to the skin. We will call this mix of the basic light color of the skin that is made off yellow Oakar primary yellow vermillion, titanium white with egg mix and also basic skin color, the one we already used. So we will have a basic skin color and a basic light skin color. - To get smooth transitions, use water and paint gently with thin lungs. 14. Lesson 13: 15. Lesson 14: 16. Lesson 15: while we wait for the light on the skin to dry, we make the mix for the basic hair color. It is made off romper and basic skin color that you already have. After we paint the basic hair color, we make some basic hair color with remember on the palate and get the color for the shadows on the hair. 17. Lesson 16: now we had some light to the hair using the basic light skin color. As you see, it looks very good because the colors from the hair and face are related. This gives a pleasant, harmonious aspect. 18. Lesson 17: Our next step is giving a warm look to the skin by using basic light skin color mixed with vermillion. We mix this with water, so we get a smooth look for the lips. We had some orange color to the mix, used before basic light skin color for millions and orange for the lighter accents on the face. We makes the basic light skin color with white and start to paint the second layer off light off the skin. You can do this mix in the container because you will also use it later. 19. Lesson 18: for the light off the eyes. We use white color for the other accents of light, the thin final light lines. We need white color mixed with egg and the small amount off the color we used before. That is the second life skin color that you already have in the container. We need to get a not very pure white. So the contrast is not so big, and we also keep in mind that every color makes should be related to the one next to it. For this last light lines, you have to be very precise. If you make a mistake, cover it with the second light skin color and then try again. 20. Lesson 19: we use the same ideas off the face on the hands as well. 21. Lesson 20: That's old. Thanks for watching.