13 expressive self-portrait techniques

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13 expressive self-portrait techniques

  1. 1. Expressive Self-PortraitTechniques
  2. 2. Using Gesso Washes• Thin the gesso withwater.• The more water thethinner the gesso wash.• Covers the backgroundbut with a morewatercolor effect.• Seems more ghost like.
  3. 3. Drawing in Black Ink• Dip a pencil in ink anddraw with it for finerlines.• Use a pointed round fordrawing with a brush.
  4. 4. Drawing white lines• Use a pencil dipped ingesso
  5. 5. Painting in Acrylic• Takes more time tomaster the skin valueand color.
  6. 6. Chalk Pastels• Looks ghostly• You need to build uplighter values.• Matte Medium can turninto a paint.
  7. 7. Oil Pastels• Great for covering upcompletely• Turpenoid can thindown the pastels to apaint consistancy
  8. 8. Transfer Paper• Easy to draw on andthen put onto yourpiece• Can use ink and acrylic

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