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Frodo approaches the Mirror of Galadriel

Oil portrait tutorial using the Open Canvas technique. Step by step photos show my painting process from start to finish, including my color palette, brushes, materials used, and some tips on shooting your artwork using a digital camera.

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Gandalf the Gray

Oil portrait tutorial for older people, showing how to handle multiple light sources, wrinkles, lines and skin texture. Also grizzly beards, eyebrows and hair. Step by step photos show my painting process from start to finish, including my color palette, brushes, correcting mistakes, and some tips on shooting your artwork using a digital camera.

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Frodo Baggins, portrait
Black and white portrait of a young man - er hobbit. This updated version includes tips and techniques for eyes and lips using close-up detail images. Step by step photos of my drawing process, using white as well as black, techniques including gouache. The ideas presented here could be used for any black and white medium, as I am trying to show you how to see grayscale values in relation to one another. Techniques for each medium may vary. Charcoal on tinted ground.

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