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Discussion in 'Beginners help' started by Paul Higgins, Oct 25, 2021.


  1. Paul Higgins

    Paul Higgins Young Tutorling

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    Hi I think the titel dident explain it right I do have a problem explaining in text but I much prefer videoshere goes
    I have done a tiger head I know how to do the black strips and the colors..but the white in the tigar was the actual paper,, But if Im painting a lepared.. I havent done textures useing white and havent been showen

    I can understand the black fur goes over the white but I dont know how to do the white.I have watched the video's but still carnt tell again ben through the posts on the video;s but in the same place
    years ago I did the lopared black and white

    Dose anyone know where I can get the ref pic from..I havent beenon the site for a few year's and to me it all changed thank in antisipitation Paul
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    You can find any Leopard picture in your PC/Tablet save it to your device and change it to black and white.
    In order for the white hairs to show you’ll need a substrate that can take erasing, just lay down a very light layer of dark paint and then erase the dark paint where the white hairs would be. Painting white over black will give you blue shift.
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    Absolutely agree with Jackster. That would be my approach too.
    Here is a great demo video from Mick Neil.




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    Paul Higgins Young Tutorling

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    Thank you jackEB and SiR0xx..I must be honest I thought what are they off about..I then wactched the video and then I was baffeled
    then I looked at the pic of the leopard THEN I see what mean ..I have never seen a leopard in real life and pic of leopards I dident take much notice off
    and them I enlarged you pic of the leopard...I know it is not BLACK and WHITE
    but when you watch a video of airbrush tutor it look black and white Thank you
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    Glad to help Buddy. Good luck with the rest and ask away if you have any more questions.
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    More like 50 shades of grey and a lot of erasing :)
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    Paul Higgins Young Tutorling

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    Hi Ill have a go.. but at the monent it horrified''s me I will do a small patch, as see what happens
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    doing a small section of a subject you find to much is the smart thing to do. I've always suggested 'just do an eye / hair / half face' to people that find portraits terrifying.

    just pick a bit and dive in. you can certainly use just black paint but you adjust the intensity of the colour by reducing the paint, light passes, erasing etc.
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    Paul Higgins Young Tutorling

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    Hi Sorry I ment to say in my last post.... do I do all the dark bits ( sopt's) ???
    I hope you dont mind but I copy yor image both the full one and the part one
    and thanks for you help so far
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    “Paint what you see, not what you think you see”
    your eyes and brain will trick you !

    they are not solid dots, lots of dagger strokes close together and white hairs interrupting occasionally and clearly visible atriums the edge of each ‘dot’

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    Hi All I havent started it yet..I was worndering the other day ( it all changed since last time I was on here ) there used to be tutorial of a cat he ( i carnt rem who did it ) .... the artist did send me a pic he used (Ive lost it now ) but as far as I can remember he did the start with all fig of 8 strokes and then digger at the start..I think it was a cat or The cat somthing along that line the tutorial was good showed it all the way through day by day
    I looked the other day dident find it..but I thought it would be a good start OR may me not.The spots dark bits, the eyes, seens alright but the rest of it ...Still bafeled me..my be ill feel better when Ive had a go..paul
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    These may help you Paul :)



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    HI Thank you they will be a great help..I have seen the first video but nit the part 2 for some unknowen reason
    It realy helped ..I think Im ready to have a go now
    Ill dig out some paper, I think Ive got some "Harder & Steenbeck No.4 250g "or some "Lanavanguard Synthetic Paper – 5"
    Thank you for all your help so far Ill do a small section and then we see what mess I make
    Thank you
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    Making a mess of it is part of the journey :) turn your mistakes into another learning exercise … ‘how to fix a f*** up’
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    For the best results in erasing, you will need a substrate that’s can take it. I’ve found Claybord or posterboard in my experience support this to achieve the desired effect.

    But most importantly is having a paint that supports erasing. A lot of paints make it harder to erase thus adding to the frustration. I use E’tac Efx for my erasing but there is others paints that work well as well.

    Now the next part of erasing. It’s almost like another system to add to your painting. There’s when to do it and when not to. Meaning in certain stages.

    When doing fur, I like to dust the area I’m working in and use a fabercastell pencil style eraser to rough in the length and direction that the fur is flowing. Then build up in layers to add depth with more erasing on top of those to build it up to the saturation needed in said area. On top of that I like to use an xacto knife to scratch in the hairs for added detail and build highlighted areas. Again when using a blade you will need a hard surface such as Claybord to do so. Light pressure as you are just removing the paint. Not literally scratching it in there. A white based substrate is the best that way you remove it back to white and there will be no need for white paint. All my paintings are doing with just black and I use the white of my substrate for my whites.

    Hope this helps a bit and it makes sense!
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    That’s some great info. Thanks for sharing Higness!


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    Best lesson is how to fix a f*** up’. It will serve you well.


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    lollol
    I just hope it made sense! My eyes were literally shutting when typing that out I was so tired but I had to try to help out! lol And what’s a higness? :p
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