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Selfport Divref01 by StevenJamesMorris Selfport Divref01 by StevenJamesMorris
I've had some free time so I decided to bite the bullet and get back to painting. In the last ten years the only painting I've done were a few pet portraits, but I'm determined to start producing my own work again (outside of digital). This image is of a partially completed portrait that I started on Monday. It's painted with acrylics on paper, which is mounted on a panel.
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bakerjoshua93 Jan 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Great piece but Honestly it looks more like colored pencile to me idk how your getting that kind of blend of colors or that kind of control over your brushes but i give ya props
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I used to dry bush to get blended areas. But with this painting I used Golden and W&N glazing medium. The Golden seems to have some retarder in it so it gives a little more time for blending. My big mistake (not being used to using glazing medium) was not giving the medium time to dry when it got tacky...which is what caused the subtle gravely texture on the surface and tiny pores.

Also, I'm mainly using W&N artist's acrylics, which have a slightly longer open time...although I stress "slightly"...it's more noticeable when paint is applied thickly.
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bakerjoshua93 Jan 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm i dont think ive ever used a glaze before on an acrylic piece i usualy blend with a small bit of water
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silverdrago93 Nov 2, 2013  Student General Artist
That's so beautiful. I do hope to see more of your traditional artwork and anything else you end up doing. I'm excited to see the finished piece though. :) I wish you the best.
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ChristerKol Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good! 
Love your digital art but hope to see more traditional artwork as you clearly have a talent for that as well.
Look forward to see the finished piece! 
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Tifani-Malcolm-Black Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Looks fantastic!! The colour palette is so beautiful!
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