Saxophone Player Portrait

This is a tutorial on a very complex figurative piece of artwork by artist Vinita Pappas. The painting is a portrait of a saxophone player. The artist begins by creating a loose and abstract background around the figure. The artist uses her planning sketch and a reference photo as guidelines. She approaches the painting by building up several layers for each section, keeping in mind the values. The artist wants to demonstrate how relaxed you can be even when painting something complex and challenging.
Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint a portrait of a caucasian male How to paint a male face How to paint a shirt How to paint a saxophone How to paint an abstract background What colors to use for an abstract background Why paint standing up How to mix colors for painting skin tones Why an enjoyable environment and pleasant state-of-mind will produce better paintings How to paint gray hair How to pick colors for highlights, mid-tones, and shadows How to paint metallic textures Reference Photo   Final Painting           What does yours look like? Send it to us via a message on our Facebook page so we can admire your work and if we have your permission, we can also share it on the page and our website:

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Vinita Pappas
Vinita Pappas


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