The Official Michael James Smith painting school. - 60 lessons in Michael's own art school - New lesson added every month! Learn to paint with me on my ONE AND ONLY online painting school. Enjoy 40 full length, real time painting video tutorials. New lesson added every month. From beginner to advanced. Paint along with me to learn the techniques to produce realistic landscape, portrait and still life paintings.
I'd been wanting to tackle a new portrait painting for a while and had been on the lookout for something fun that would provide an interesting challenge. I wanted a face with lots of character and I knew that this was the one as soon as I saw it! There are lots of elements that will test you, from the aged skin, to the facial hair, to the glasses. Interestingly, this whole lesson was completed using only eight colours.
I have included a further resource with this lesson that will give you further guidance on mixing your colours.
Happy Painting everyone :)
Panel Size: 16 x 12 inches
Brushes used in this lesson: Michael James Smith Professional Brush Set
Painting surface used in this lesson: Artists Exhibition Panel
Mediums / Thinners:
Winsor & Newton Liquin Original