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How to Paint James Hetfield Step by Step (Dry Brush Painting). <p>  <table border=`0` align=`center`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td>  <object width=`853` height=`510` data=`http://www.youtube.com/v/5kAAErTo1SU?version=3&hl=en_US` type=`application/x-shockwave-flash`>  <param name=`allowFullScreen` value=`true` />  <param name=`allowscriptaccess` value=`always` />  <param name=`src` value=`http://www.youtube.com/v/5kAAErTo1SU?version=3&hl=en_US` />  <param name=`allowfullscreen` value=`true` />  </object>  </td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </p>  <table style=`width: 720px;` border=`1`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img src=`http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/281657_2078510295229_1619167147_31982099_8029684_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`535` height=`720` /></p>  <p>Step 1: Draw the shape that you see. It sort of looks like a caption cloud.</p>  </td>  <td>  <p><img src=`http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/226172_2078510535235_1619167147_31982100_3139066_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`535` height=`720` /></p>  <p>Step 2: Add the four shapes that you see for the eyes and eyebrows. Notice how they fit in to the shape from step one.</p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img src=`http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/282014_2078510815242_1619167147_31982101_3524465_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`535` height=`720` /></p>  <p>Step 3: Add the trapezoidal shape. The bottom of this shape will be the mouth line.</p>  <p> </p>  </td>  <td>  <p><img src=`http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262434_2078511015247_1619167147_31982102_3104219_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`535` height=`720` /></p>  <p>Step 4: is not as tricky as it looks. The mouth and the moustache make a mushroom shape and the nose connects the eye shape to the mushroom shape. The space in between the two shapes is for a shadow.</p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img src=`http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/224486_2078511135250_1619167147_31982103_7902513_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`535` height=`720` /></p>  <p>Step 5: Add the shape for the top of the hair. If this was the 1980`s you would need bigger paper.</p>  </td>  <td>  <p><img src=`http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/282558_2078511295254_1619167147_31982104_2892590_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`535` height=`720` /></p>  <p>Step 6: No! That`s not hard! It all depends on how you look at it......(scroll down to next image)</p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img src=`http://hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/281263_2078511455258_1619167147_31982105_5714511_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`535` height=`720` /></p>  <p>YOUR`E WELCOME!!! :)</p>  </td>  <td>  <p><img src=`http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/283081_2078511615262_1619167147_31982106_2357322_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`535` height=`720` /></p>  <p>Step 7: Draw the other hand.</p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img src=`http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/250262_2078511895269_1619167147_31982107_3859960_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`535` height=`720` /></p>  <p>Step 8: Draw the shirt line.</p>  <p> </p>  </td>  <td>  <p><img src=`http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/223196_2078512015272_1619167147_31982108_1142749_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`535` height=`720` /></p>  <p>Step 9: Complete the shape of the head and add the C shape for the ear. Use the eye shape as a guide to where she C shape is drawn.</p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img src=`http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284970_2078512775291_1619167147_31982110_1089749_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`535` height=`720` /></p>  <p>Step 10: Add the highlight shape by the mouth.</p>  <p>Step 11: Is the trickiest shape. Here is a close up to help you. Spend some extra time to observe the placement of each shape and then draw.</p>  </td>  <td>  <p><img src=`http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/283043_2078513095299_1619167147_31982112_1720566_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`535` height=`720` /></p>  <p>Step 12: Is optional. If you wish, add the shading for the hand. Know that the placement of this shading does not have to be perfect.</p>  <p> </p>  <p> </p>  </td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  <table style=`width: 720px;` border=`1`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td>  <p><span style=`font-size: large;`>MERRILL`S SUPPLY LIST: James Hetfield</span></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: medium;`>- Bristle Brushes</span></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: medium;`>- Mineral Spirits</span></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: medium;`>- Black Oil Paint</span></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: medium;`>- Watercolor Paper</span></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: medium;`>- Black and White Colored Pencils</span></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: medium`>- Kneaded Eraser</span></p>  </td>  <td style=`TEXT-ALIGN: center`>  <p> </p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>  <form action=`http://www.jdoqocy.com/interactive` enctype=`application/x-www-form-urlencoded` method=`get`>  <table style=`width: 600px;` border=`0` cellspacing=`0` cellpadding=`5`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`><img src=`http://www.dick-blick.com/items/059/10/05910-group1-2ww-m.jpg` border=`0` alt=`Blick Studio Bristle Brushes` /></td>  <td valign=`top`>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Blick Studio Bristle Brushes</span></strong></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: x-small;`><strong>Merrill`s opinion</strong>- Blick has the BEST PRICES for brushes by far. 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This paper has many uses outsude of watercolor or dry brush painting. Use them also for drawing, calligraphy, gouache, printmaking, acrylics, and even digital printing. Manufactured from pure cotton fiber, they are so durable that they will remain beautiful and vibrant for centuries without conservation, if stored and handled properly. </span></p>  <hr />  <input name=`pid` type=`hidden` value=`3724826` /> <input name=`aid` type=`hidden` value=`10495307` /> <input name=`cjsku` type=`hidden` value=`10011-1008` /> <input name=`sid` type=`hidden` value=`2858963` /> <input name=`url` type=`hidden` value=`http://www.dickblick.com/products/arches-watercolor-paper/?wmcp=cj&wmcid=feeds&wmckw=10011-1008` /> <input type=`submit` value=`Buy` />  <p> </p>  </td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </form><img src=`http://www.awltovhc.com/image-3724826-10495307` border=`0` alt=`` width=`1` height=`1` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><form action=`http://www.dpbolvw.net/interactive` enctype=`application/x-www-form-urlencoded` method=`get`>  <table style=`width: 600px;` border=`0` cellspacing=`0` cellpadding=`5`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`><img src=`http://www.dick-blick.com/items/100/10/10010-1003-2-2ww-m.jpg` border=`0` alt=`Bee Paper Aquabee Watercolor Paper Pads` /></td>  <td valign=`top`>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Bee Paper Aquabee Watercolor Paper Pads</span></strong></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: x-small;`><strong>Merrill`s Opinion</strong>- This is a good value if you wish to buy pads of watercolor paper. Bee Paper Aquabee Watercolor Paper Pads contain multiple sheets of a professional-quality paper that is versatile and receptive to all watercolor techniques. The sheets feature a well-sized , cold press surface that is archival, pH-neutral , and maintains maximum strength when wet.</span></p>  <hr />  <input name=`pid` type=`hidden` value=`3724826` /> <input name=`aid` type=`hidden` value=`10495307` /> <input name=`cjsku` type=`hidden` value=`10092-1011` /> <input name=`sid` type=`hidden` value=`2858963` /> <input name=`url` type=`hidden` value=`http://www.dickblick.com/products/bee-paper-aquabee-watercolor-paper-pads/?wmcp=cj&wmcid=feeds&wmckw=10092-1011` /> <input type=`submit` value=`Buy` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </form><img src=`http://www.awltovhc.com/image-3724826-10495307` border=`0` alt=`` width=`1` height=`1` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>   <p>  <table style=`width: 600px;` border=`0` cellspacing=`0` cellpadding=`5`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`><span style=`font-size: medium;`><img src=`http://www.dick-blick.com/items/004/01/00401-group2ww-m.jpg` border=`0` alt=`Gamblin Artist`s Oil Colors, Tubes` /></span></td>  <td valign=`top`>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Gamblin Artist`s Oil Colors, Tubes</span></strong></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: x-small;`><strong>Merrill`s Opinion</strong>- I think that Gamblin is the best value in paint today. 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I am NOT picky about any other supply, but I am about these pencils. They are almost as blendable as paint and almost as opaque. You can do unparalelled detail work with these pencils. They mix with oil paint and many other art media.</span></p>  <hr />  <input name=`pid` type=`hidden` value=`3724826` /> <input name=`aid` type=`hidden` value=`10495307` /> <input name=`cjsku` type=`hidden` value=`20508-7209` /> <input name=`sid` type=`hidden` value=`2858963` /> <input name=`url` type=`hidden` value=`http://www.dickblick.com/products/prismacolor-colored-pencil-sets/?wmcp=cj&wmcid=feeds&wmckw=20508-7209` /> <input type=`submit` value=`Buy` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </form></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td> </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><img src=`http://www.awltovhc.com/image-3724826-10495307` border=`0` alt=`` width=`1` height=`1` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  <table style=`width: 720px;` border=`1`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td style=`text-align: center;`>    <object width=`560` height=`349` data=`http://www.youtube.com/v/HTGnUvsZjAE?version=3&hl=en_US` type=`application/x-shockwave-flash`>  <param name=`allowFullScreen` value=`true` />  <param name=`allowscriptaccess` value=`always` />  <param name=`src` value=`http://www.youtube.com/v/HTGnUvsZjAE?version=3&hl=en_US` />  <param name=`allowfullscreen` value=`true` />  </object>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><img src=`http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284548_2093779116940_1619167147_32004391_6360462_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`720` height=`405` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><img src=`http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/226018_2093779276944_1619167147_32004392_3493976_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`720` height=`405` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><img src=`http://hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/226163_2093779476949_1619167147_32004393_933626_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`720` height=`405` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><img src=`http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/283193_2093779596952_1619167147_32004394_2060137_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`720` height=`405` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><img src=`http://hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/281648_2093779716955_1619167147_32004395_6018790_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`720` height=`405` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><img src=`http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/198693_2093779836958_1619167147_32004396_6453292_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`720` height=`405` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><img src=`http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262886_2093781997012_1619167147_32004402_2709864_n.jpg` alt=`` width=`720` height=`405` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  <p> </p>  <p> </p> Mixed Media Oil Painting of Contest Winner Serafin Ureno. <p><iframe src=`http://www.youtube.com/embed/8Zg1Qsv3LFM` width=`640` height=`390` frameborder=`0` scrolling=`auto`></iframe></p>  <p> </p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`>  <table style=`width: 729px; height: 446px;` border=`0`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img title=`Drawing Merrill Kazanjian` src=`http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs901.ash1/180963_1691515700606_1619167147_31509177_4976151_n.jpg` alt=`Drawing Merrill Kazanjian` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Phase 1: I began this oil portrait with a pencil sketch on drawing paper. This is very unorthodox (when compared to painting techniques of the past) because oil portraits are usually done on canvas or wood panel and any sketching is done with vine charcoal. Paint becomes more transparent in time and pencils lines will eventually be seen through a painting as it ages. The vine charcoal will blend with oil paint but pencil will not. I have a very creative fix to this problem (as you will see in the coming steps). </span></p>  </td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </p>  <p>  <table style=`width: 730px; height: 811px;` border=`0`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img title=`Gray Illustration Markers` src=`http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs248.snc6/179651_1691515500601_1619167147_31509175_3942441_n.jpg` alt=`Grey Gray Illustration Markers` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Phase 2: The second step of a traditional painting is usually an underpainting with brown paint (usually burnt sienna). Underpaintings give painters an opportunity to build masses with paint (turn thin lines from drawing instruments in to blocks of tone, with the help of a paint brush). Underpaintings also allow artists to build tones. </span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: medium;`>I use gray illustration markers rather than oil paint, because of the speed in which I can apply it (no mixing / superior drying time) I recommend the Warm and Cool Grays Marker Set listed below if you wish to try my technique.</span></p>  <p> </p>  <form action=`http://www.kqzyfj.com/interactive` enctype=`application/x-www-form-urlencoded` method=`get`>  <table style=`width: 600px;` border=`0` cellspacing=`0` cellpadding=`5`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`><img src=`http://www.dick-blick.com/items/213/03/21303-2519-2ww-m.jpg` border=`0` alt=`Chartpak Ad Marker Sets` /></td>  <td valign=`top`>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Chartpak Ad Marker Set: Warm and Cool Grays- Set of 25</span></strong></p>  <p><strong></strong><span style=`font-size: x-small;`>A single nib with three distinct line weights. These waterproof, permanent, solvent-based markers deliver brilliant, sparkling color in fine point, medium weight, or broad strokes, with just a shift of the wrist. From crisply articulated tight comps to broadly expressive illustrations, one marker gives you all the lines you need.</span></p>  <hr />  <input name=`pid` type=`hidden` value=`3724826` /> <input name=`aid` type=`hidden` value=`10495307` /> <input name=`cjsku` type=`hidden` value=`21303-2519` /> <input name=`sid` type=`hidden` value=`2858963` /> <input name=`url` type=`hidden` value=`http://www.dickblick.com/products/chartpak-ad-marker-sets/?wmcp=cj&wmcid=feeds&wmckw=21303-2519` /> <input type=`submit` value=`Buy` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </form><img src=`http://www.awltovhc.com/image-3724826-10495307` border=`0` alt=`` width=`1` height=`1` /></td>  <form action=`http://www.kqzyfj.com/interactive` enctype=`application/x-www-form-urlencoded` method=`get`></form><img src=`http://www.awltovhc.com/image-3724826-10495307` border=`0` alt=`` width=`1` height=`1` />  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  <tbody>  </tbody>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`> </td>                                                          <td valign=`top`> </td>                                                        </p>  <p> </p>  <p>  <table style=`width: 729px; height: 830px;` border=`0`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img title=`Flesh Tone Illustration Markers` src=`http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs289.snc6/181715_1691515940612_1619167147_31509179_2446532_n.jpg` alt=`Flesh Tone Illustration Markers` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Phase 3: To build skin tones, I used flesh tone Chartpak AD Illustration Markers. These markers can create wonderful works of art when used alone, but I used them as a quick means to color my drawing (soon to be painting). </span></p>  <p> </p>  <p> </p>  <form action=`http://www.tkqlhce.com/interactive` enctype=`application/x-www-form-urlencoded` method=`get`>  <table style=`width: 600px;` border=`0` cellspacing=`0` cellpadding=`5`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`><img src=`http://www.dick-blick.com/items/213/03/21303-3859-2ww-m.jpg` border=`0` alt=`Chartpak Ad Marker Sets` /></td>  <td valign=`top`>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Chartpak Ad Marker Set: Flesh Tone Set of 25</span></strong></p>  <p><strong></strong><span style=`font-size: x-small;`>A single nib with three distinct line weights. These waterproof, permanent, solvent-based markers deliver brilliant, sparkling color in fine point, medium weight, or broad strokes, with just a shift of the wrist. From crisply articulated tight comps to broadly expressive illustrations, one marker gives you all the lines you need.</span></p>  <hr />  <input name=`pid` type=`hidden` value=`3724826` /> <input name=`aid` type=`hidden` value=`10495307` /> <input name=`cjsku` type=`hidden` value=`21303-3859` /> <input name=`sid` type=`hidden` value=`2858963` /> <input name=`url` type=`hidden` value=`http://www.dickblick.com/products/chartpak-ad-marker-sets/?wmcp=cj&wmcid=feeds&wmckw=21303-3859` /> <input type=`submit` value=`Buy` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </form><img src=`http://www.tqlkg.com/image-3724826-10495307` border=`0` alt=`` width=`1` height=`1` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`>  <table style=`width: 730px; height: 446px;` border=`0`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img title=`Prismacolor Color Pencils 1` src=`http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs066.snc6/167611_1691515180593_1619167147_31509173_3655735_n.jpg` alt=`Prismacolor Color Pencils 1` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Phase 4: Next, I added a layer of Prismacolor Color Pencils. Prismas are translucent and very mixable. The fine point of the color pencil helped me get great details for the features of the face (fine tipped paint brushes ALWAYS RUN OUT OF PAINT!!!!)</span></p>  </td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </p>  <p>  <table border=`0`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img title=`Prismacolor Color Pencils 2` src=`http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs254.snc6/180235_1691515380598_1619167147_31509174_661484_n.jpg` alt=`Prismacolor Color Pencils 2` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Phase 4: (continued)</span></p>  <p>  <table style=`width: 600px;` border=`0` cellspacing=`0` cellpadding=`5`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`><img src=`http://www.dick-blick.com/items/205/08/20508-0484-2ww-m.jpg` border=`0` alt=`Tin Box Set of 48 with FREE Set of 4 Illustration Markers` /></td>  <td valign=`top`>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Tin Box Set of 48 with FREE Set of 4 Illustration Markers</span></strong></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: x-small;`>For a limited time, purchase the Prismacolor Colored Pencil 48-Color Tin Box Set and receive a FREE set of 4 Prismacolor Premier Illustration Markers. 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Here is where things get interesting! I scanned my drawing to edit on my computer (clean it up). Below is the updated version of the scanner I used. I have gotten a lot of mileage out of it and I love it!</span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`> </p>  <p>  <table style=`width: 600px;` border=`0` cellspacing=`0` cellpadding=`5`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`><img src=`http://hpshopping.speedera.net/www.shopping.hp.com/shopping/images/products/l1956a_300.jpg` border=`0` alt=`HP Scanjet G4010 Photo Scanner` /></td>  <td valign=`top`>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>HP Scanjet G4010 Photo Scanner</span></strong></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: x-small;`>4800 x 9600 dpi for exceptional scans of photos, slides, negatives, documents Superior color accuracy, photo reproduction with six-color, 96-bit scanning Automatic red-eye removal and detail enhancement Duty cycle of up to 2,000 pages a day</span></p>  <hr />  <input name=`aoid` type=`hidden` value=`35252` /> <input name=`pid` type=`hidden` value=`3724826` /> <input name=`aid` type=`hidden` value=`10427473` /> <input name=`cjsku` type=`hidden` value=`L1956A#B1H` /> <input name=`sid` type=`hidden` value=`2858963` /> <input name=`url` type=`hidden` value=`http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_detail.do?product_code=L1956A#B1H&aoid=35252` /> <input type=`submit` value=`Buy` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </p>  </td>  </tr>  <form action=`http://www.tkqlhce.com/interactive` enctype=`application/x-www-form-urlencoded` method=`get`></form>  </tbody>  </table>  <tbody>  </tbody>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`> </td>                                                                  </p>  <table style=`width: 729px; height: 1194px;` border=`0`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img title=`HP Designjet 510 Printer Canvas Print` src=`http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs020.snc6/167039_1691516820634_1619167147_31509184_4683122_n.jpg` alt=`HP Designjet 510 Printer Canvas Print` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Phase 6: I did a High Quality print with the HP Designjet 510 42 inch printer. This printer prints on canvas and on several types of paper (this specific print was on canvas). This printer was my big investment of 2010, but it has already paid for itself. It is more affordable than you think (click the links below).</span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`> </p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`> </p>  <p>  <table style=`width: 600px;` border=`0` cellspacing=`0` cellpadding=`5`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`><img src=`http://hpshopping.speedera.net/www.shopping.hp.com/shopping/images/products/ch336a_300.jpg` border=`0` alt=`HP Designjet 510 24` /></td>  <td valign=`top`>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>HP Designjet 510 24` Printer</span></strong></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: x-small;`>Fast printing: up to 3.5 min/page color A1/D size on coated media, 55 sec/page line drawings Prints HP-GL/2 and PLT files with click of a button Ideal for in-house printing of high-quality CAD drawings</span></p>  <hr />  <input name=`aoid` type=`hidden` value=`35252` /> <input name=`pid` type=`hidden` value=`3724826` /> <input name=`aid` type=`hidden` value=`10432031` /> <input name=`cjsku` type=`hidden` value=`CH336A#B1K` /> <input name=`url` type=`hidden` value=`http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_detail.do?product_code=CH336A#B1K&aoid=35252` /> <input type=`submit` value=`Buy` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </p>  <p>  <table style=`width: 600px;` border=`0` cellspacing=`0` cellpadding=`5`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`><img src=`http://hpshopping.speedera.net/www.shopping.hp.com/shopping/images/products/ch337a_300.jpg` border=`0` alt=`HP Designjet 510 42` /></td>  <td valign=`top`>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>HP Designjet 510 42` Printer</span></strong></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: x-small;`>Fast printing: up to 3.5 min/page color A1/D size on coated media, 55 sec/page line drawings Prints HP-GL/2 and PLT files with click of a button Ideal for in-house printing of high-quality CAD drawings Supports roll sizes up to 18 x 42`</span></p>  <hr />  <input name=`aoid` type=`hidden` value=`35252` /> <input name=`pid` type=`hidden` value=`3724826` /> <input name=`aid` type=`hidden` value=`10432031` /> <input name=`cjsku` type=`hidden` value=`CH337A#B1K` /> <input name=`sid` type=`hidden` value=`2858963` /> <input name=`url` type=`hidden` value=`http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_detail.do?product_code=CH337A#B1K&aoid=35252` /> <input type=`submit` value=`Buy` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </p>  </td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  <p style=`TEXT-ALIGN: left`>    <table style=`width: 733px; height: 446px;` border=`0`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img title=`Gamblin Oil Paint 1` src=`http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs061.snc6/167155_1691516220619_1619167147_31509180_6387782_n.jpg` alt=`Gamblin Oil Paint 1` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p style=`TEXT-ALIGN: left`><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Phase 7: Now it is time for some painting!!!! I used the oil paint colors Ultramarine Blue, Venetian Red, Titanium White, Flake White, Transparent Earth Orange, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Gold Ochre, Olive Green, Raw Siena, Lamp Black, Asphaltum, Caucasian Flesh Tone, and Alizarin Crimson Permanent. I started with the highlight areas I mixed a lot of Flake White in to the areas on the cheek (with the other colors. The ears and the lips recieved a lot of Cad. Red and Alizarin Crimson mixed with olive green and Tit. White and Lamp Black, </span></p>  </td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </p>  <p>  <table style=`width: 732px; height: 446px;` border=`0`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img title=`Gamblin Oil Paint 2` src=`http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs778.ash1/166819_1691516380623_1619167147_31509181_5964329_n.jpg` alt=`Gamblin Oil Paint 2` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Phase 7: (continued) The shadow areas were glazed (click on the image below to go to a video on how to glaze) Glazing is adding multiple layers of transparent paint atop opaque paint (see video).</span></p>  </td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </p>  <p style=`TEXT-ALIGN: left`>  <table style=`width: 729px; height: 477px;` border=`0`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td>  <p><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCprCnm__CY`><img title=`Gamblin Oil Paint 3` src=`http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs289.snc6/181723_1691516500626_1619167147_31509182_3918788_n.jpg` alt=`Gamblin Oil Paint 3` width=`720` height=`405` /></a></p>  <p style=`TEXT-ALIGN: left`><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Phase 7: (continued) The glazing colors that I used were Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Asphaltum, Transparent Earth Orange and Olive Green </span></p>  </td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </p>  <p>  <table style=`width: 733px; height: 963px;` border=`0`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img title=`Gamblin Oil Paint 4` src=`http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs268.snc6/179607_1691516700631_1619167147_31509183_5832974_n.jpg` alt=`Gamblin Oil Paint 4` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Below are two sets that I recommend for portrait artists (especially the accents on the figure set). The second set is good because it has several tubes of greys (extremely important to flesh tones)</span></p>  <p> </p>  <form action=`http://www.anrdoezrs.net/interactive` enctype=`application/x-www-form-urlencoded` method=`get`>  <table style=`width: 600px;` border=`0` cellspacing=`0` cellpadding=`5`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`><img src=`http://www.dick-blick.com/items/015/86/01586-2009-2ww-m.jpg` border=`0` alt=`Accents on the Figure Set` /></td>  <td valign=`top`>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Accents on the Figure Set</span></strong></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: x-small;`>This set offers painters nine colors based on accents from Gamblin`s own Figure palette. The set contains the following materials: 9 oil colors in 37 ml (1.25 oz) tubes, including one each of Ultramarine Blue, Venetian Red, Flake White Replacement, Transparent Earth Orange, Gold Ochre, Olive Green, Asphaltum, Caucasian Flesh Tone, and Alizarin Permanent 2 oz (59 ml) of Galkyd SD 2 oz (59 ml) of Gamsol 2 oz (59 ml) of Neo Megilp Additional free sample oil color A DVD, `Navigating Color Space` Informational sheets and color charts</span></p>  <hr />  <input name=`pid` type=`hidden` value=`3724826` /> <input name=`aid` type=`hidden` value=`10495307` /> <input name=`cjsku` type=`hidden` value=`01586-2009` /> <input name=`sid` type=`hidden` value=`2858963` /> <input name=`url` type=`hidden` value=`http://www.dickblick.com/products/gamblin-oil-gift-sets/?wmcp=cj&wmcid=feeds&wmckw=01586-2009` /> <input type=`submit` value=`Buy` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </form><img src=`http://www.ftjcfx.com/image-3724826-10495307` border=`0` alt=`` width=`1` height=`1` /></td>  <form action=`http://www.anrdoezrs.net/interactive` enctype=`application/x-www-form-urlencoded` method=`get`></form><img src=`http://www.lduhtrp.net/image-3724826-10495307` border=`0` alt=`` width=`1` height=`1` />  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  <table style=`width: 600px;` border=`0` cellspacing=`0` cellpadding=`5`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`><img src=`http://www.dick-blick.com/items/066/52/06652-1009-2ww-m.jpg` border=`0` alt=`Portrait Paint Set` /></td>  <td valign=`top`>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Portrait Paint Set</span></strong></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: x-small;`>This set contains an assortment of brushes and oil paints that are ideal for the beginning portrait artist. Each brush contains the finest hog bristles, a nickel-plated ferrule, and a long polished handle. The set includes the following materials: 8 filbert brushes, including two each of sizes 2 and 6, and one each of sizes 4, 8, 10, and 12 1 round brush, size 10 10 Pro-Mix assorted portrait oil colors in 37 ml (1.25 oz) tubes, including one each of Dark 1, Dark 2, Halftone 1, Halftone 2, Light 1, Light 2, Light 3, Neutral 3, Neutral 5, and Neutral 7</span></p>  <hr />  <input name=`pid` type=`hidden` value=`3724826` /> <input name=`aid` type=`hidden` value=`10495307` /> <input name=`cjsku` type=`hidden` value=`06652-1009` /> <input name=`sid` type=`hidden` value=`2858963` /> <input name=`url` type=`hidden` value=`http://www.dickblick.com/products/john-howard-sanden-pro-mix-portrait-oil-colors/?wmcp=cj&wmcid=feeds&wmckw=06652-1009` /> <input type=`submit` value=`Buy` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </p>  <p>  <tbody>  </tbody>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`> </td>                                                                      </p> How to Paint A Puppy Dog (Part 2 of 2) Glazing. <p>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;    /* 728x15, created 2/3/10 */    google_ad_slot = `1049141337`;    google_ad_width = 728;    google_ad_height = 15;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  Below is a resource that will help you with the painting strategy of glazing. Please note that this is Video 2 of 2. If you have not seen part one, I recommend that you start with that video. Good luck! Scroll down to see the video, the pictorial tutorial and the link to the PDF.</p>  <p>  <object width=`560` height=`340` data=`http://www.youtube.com/v/s5L8_xQjxSM&hl=en_US&fs=1&` type=`application/x-shockwave-flash`>  <param name=`allowFullScreen` value=`true` />  <param name=`allowscriptaccess` value=`always` />  <param name=`src` value=`http://www.youtube.com/v/s5L8_xQjxSM&hl=en_US&fs=1&` />  <param name=`allowfullscreen` value=`true` />  </object>  </p>  <p> </p>  <p style=`text-align: center;`><span style=`font-size: large;`>GLAZING WORKSHOP</span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><img title=`Glazing Before and After Puppy Dig Painting` src=`http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs233.snc3/22078_1255409038212_1619167147_30603408_6199840_n.jpg` alt=`Glazing Before and After Puppy Dog` width=`604` height=`367` /></p>  <p>By the end of this demonstration (Both the PDF and the Video) you will fully understand glazing. When an artist glazes, he or she adds transparent color to a painting, to give the work a more realistic look.</p>  <p><span style=`color: #ffffff;`><strong><span style=`font-size: large;`>HOW do you make your oil paint transparent? </span></strong></span></p>  <p>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;        /* 468x60, created 1/26/10 */        google_ad_slot = `2338749477`;        google_ad_width = 468;        google_ad_height = 60;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  </p>  <p>There are two ways:</p>  <p>1.) Add painting medium- Any paint will become more transparent if it is mixed with painting medium (I mix in A LOT of painting medium to the paint when I glaze). I feel that the best painting medium is Liquin. (See Figure 1)</p>  <p>2.) Use paint that is transparent or translucent- Look at the label on the tube of paint to find out about the paints properties. Most paint companies, put a marker on the outside of their tubes to let a customer know about the properties of the paint. An empty box means that the color is transparent, a half filled box means that the paint is translucent. For any beginner who wishes to try glazing, use paints that are transparent to translucent. (See Figure 2)</p>  <p> </p>  <p><img title=`Liquin Original` src=`http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs293.ash1/22078_1255409118214_1619167147_30603410_1539271_n.jpg` alt=`Liquin` width=`438` height=`245` /> (Figure 1)</p>  <p><img title=`Oil Paint Properties ` src=`http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs293.ash1/22078_1255410998261_1619167147_30603415_1845277_n.jpg` alt=`Transparent or Translucent or Opaque` width=`434` height=`243` /></p>  <p>(Figure 2) The empty box means that the paint is transparent (AKA a good color for glazing)</p>  <p> </p>  <p> </p>  <p>Here is a list of transparent paints for each of the colors of the spectrum (plus black, white and brown). (Figure 3)</p>  <p style=`text-align: center;`><img title=`Transparent oil paint colors` src=`http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs293.ash1/22078_1255409078213_1619167147_30603409_5070569_n.jpg` alt=`List of Transparent Oil Paint Colors` width=`427` height=`604` /></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: large;`><strong>Now that you know how to make your paints transparent......How do you glaze? </strong></span></p>  <p>Here are some things to keep in mind!</p>  <p>1.) Wait for the previous layer to completely dry.</p>  <p>2.) Use soft tipped brushes- Traditionally, Sable brushes are the softest. There are also synthetic brushes that are similar in softness to Sable. (Figure 4)</p>  <p>3.) Buy a Fan Brush- Fan brushes look gimmicky but they are SO HELPFUL! They do not hold much paint, and that is a good thing when you blend. A fan brush can help you `softly` manipulate paint. (Figure 5)</p>  <p>4.) 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We carry all of Gamblin`s safe solvent related mediums. We encourage you to check out the extensive information on personally and environmentally responsible studio practices available from Gamblin. This is a paint you can trust from a company we believe in. Made with the finest refined linseed oils, each color retains the unique characteristics of the pigments, including tinting strength, undertone, and texture.</span></p>  <hr />  <input name=`pid` type=`hidden` value=`3724826` /> <input name=`aid` type=`hidden` value=`10495307` /> <input name=`cjsku` type=`hidden` value=`00401-4973` /> <input name=`url` type=`hidden` value=`http://www.dickblick.com/products/gamblin-artists-oil-colors/?wmcp=cj&wmcid=feeds&wmckw=00401-4973-254` /> <input type=`submit` value=`Buy` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </form>  <p><img src=`http://www.ftjcfx.com/image-3724826-10495307` border=`0` alt=`` width=`1` height=`1` /></p>  <form action=`http://www.kqzyfj.com/interactive` enctype=`application/x-www-form-urlencoded` method=`get`>   <table style=`width: 600px;` border=`0` cellspacing=`0` cellpadding=`5`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`><img src=`http://www.dick-blick.com/items/056/44/05644-1006-1-2ww-m.jpg` border=`0` alt=`6-Piece Mini Brush Set` /></td>  <td valign=`top`>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>6-Piece Mini Brush Set</span></strong></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: x-small;`>This set includes a 20/0 round, 20/0 fan, 12/0 angular shader, 20/0 spotter, 10/0 flat shader, and a 20/0 monogram brush.</span></p>  <hr />  <input name=`pid` type=`hidden` value=`3724826` /> <input name=`aid` type=`hidden` value=`10495307` /> <input name=`cjsku` type=`hidden` value=`05644-1006` /> <input name=`url` type=`hidden` value=`http://www.dickblick.com/products/princeton-mini-brushes-series-3050/?wmcp=cj&wmcid=feeds&wmckw=05644-1006-5070` /> <input type=`submit` value=`Buy` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </form>  <p><img src=`http://www.awltovhc.com/image-3724826-10495307` border=`0` alt=`` width=`1` height=`1` /></p>  <form action=`http://www.dpbolvw.net/interactive` enctype=`application/x-www-form-urlencoded` method=`get`>   <table style=`width: 600px;` border=`0` cellspacing=`0` cellpadding=`5`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`><img src=`http://www.dick-blick.com/items/052/51/05251-0089-1-2ww-m.jpg` border=`0` alt=`Starter Set` /></td>  <td valign=`top`>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Starter Set</span></strong></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: x-small;`>This set features an assortment of Pure Red Sable brushes. 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I made this video for beginner to intermediate level artists, who wish to learn about traditional painting...I will try to show you how to paint. step by step. While I can imagine that painting a realistic looking puppy is intimidating for someone new to art, I will try to make my instruction as clear as possible, so that you can get in to great habits for the future. Once you are in good habits, you will progress very quickly. I split this lesson in to four parts. 1.) Part one will cover what you need to know before you paint. 2.) Part two will give you an effective strategy for painting realistically The mentality of rendering (aka drawing what you see) 3.) Part three will walk you through the process of painting and I will give you tips while I paint. The process of `sculpting` a painting 4.) Part four will actually be a separate video and it will discuss glazing...a great finishing strategy. Glazing: Finishing a painting (Covered in another video) Part 1.) I have two points to go over in Part 1- 1-1- First, pick a surface to work on. When I was learning painting, I would use cardboard in place of canvas to save money. Ten years later my original oil paintings are still in good shape. However, this would not be the case if I didn`t prime the cardboard with layers of Gesso. Without getting over technical, gesso gives your surface a protective layer that will prevent the oil from being over absorbed. Try to remember this silly saying, `Paint with cream, not with butter or milk!` No, im not saying that you should break out the dairy prodicts.....I am referring to the consistency of the paint. Cream is not a solid like butter .....and is not watery like milk. When you apply paint to a surface it should be creamy in texture. You can make the paint creamy by adding about three to four drops of painting medium to the paint that is sitting on your palette. The object in my hand right now is called a palette knife. I used it to mix the paint with the painting medium. For a long time, I considered this step trivial, but it makes a difference! 1-2 Oil Painters use mineral spirits to clean off their brushes and to thin out a paint mixture. Mineral Spirits is also known commercially as paint thinner and sold as an art supply called turpenoid for quadruple the price. You will only need a SMALL amount of Mineral Spirits because its very powerful. Use it sparingly when you wish to thin out your paint; because too much will make the paint runny and `milk-like` in consistency. Here is a great tip to remember when cleaning your brushes.....WIPE-DIP-WIPE. As silly as that sounds, commit it to memory....In other words..... wipe your brush with a paper towel.....Then dip it in to the mineral spirits and swish it around....followed by another wipe with the paper towel to take the extra spirits off your brush. The last wipe is especially important to prevent the excess mineral spirits from thinning out your paint too much Part 2 Now you will learn a great strategy to help you paint what you see. I call this strategy, `jigsaw puzzle observation` because it is similar to putting a jigsaw puzzle together. Jigsaw puzzles are fun because you fit shapes together to create an image.........I want you to think the same way when you paint. Try to see and identify shapes and then put them together like a puzzle. Painters sculpt and manipulate the paint on the surface of a painting until the shapes fit together as a recognizable image. Here....let me show you what I mean.....When you try this, I recommend that you get in the habit of looking at your reference image at least once for every five seconds; and then paint what you observed. After you get the bigger shapes in.....work your way down to the smaller shapes........ If you feel that you cant work the paint any more. Let it dry and repeat this step on top of the dried paint. You have an advantage by using paint because it is opaque and it can cover over any mistake...... Take your time with this step. Skyscrapers cant be erected without solid supports and good paintings cannot be made without careful placement. Supply List - Titanium White (paint) - Raw Sienna (paint) - Ultramarine Blue (paint) - Ultramarine Purple (paint) - Lamp Black (paint) - Painting Medium (my favorite is called Liquin) - Palette, Wax Paper or Aluminum foil (to mix the paint on) - Mineral Spirits - Canvas or Cardboard - Gesso (white or clear) - Paint Brushes (several sizes, tips, and softnesses......based on your preference) - Cups for Mineral Spirits and Paint Medium</p>  <p> </p>  <p>  <object width=`560` height=`340` data=`http://www.youtube.com/v/_qyY4j4aOLk&hl=en_US&fs=1&` type=`application/x-shockwave-flash`>  <param name=`allowFullScreen` value=`true` />  <param name=`allowscriptaccess` value=`always` />  <param name=`src` value=`http://www.youtube.com/v/_qyY4j4aOLk&hl=en_US&fs=1&` />  <param name=`allowfullscreen` value=`true` />  </object>  </p>  <p>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;    /* 468x60, created 1/26/10 */    google_ad_slot = `2338749477`;    google_ad_width = 468;    google_ad_height = 60;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;    /* 336x280, created 2/2/10 */    google_ad_slot = `4181428218`;    google_ad_width = 336;    google_ad_height = 280;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  </p> Oil Paint Portrait of Artists Grandparents. <p>Oil on Canvas 2003....I did this LONG before I began to experiment with mixed media. I was very close with my grandparents and this piece means a lot to me. The execution of this painting required a `major leap` in my abilities (I made it in 2003, four years after my first art class). Both of my grandparents, Merrill and Esther Siefert died the following year. I painted them from observation and it gave me a good chance to spend time with them before they died. (There is a lot of SILLY stuff on merrillk.com....but this is my more serious side). When I decided to pursue art, they gave me their full support, while other people (understandably) laughed at me. This piece also solidified my love for painting. I was competent at painting before I was competent at drawing. Painting catered to my `need` to edit my mistakes and it allowed my DEFIANT and PERSISTENT side to `come out` (which I got from my grandmother:). Studying painting gave me a good base of knowledge on the properties of artistic materials, since it is such a versatile media. I built upon this knowledge in my later artworks. In 2009, after heavily experimenting with ALMOST EVERYTHING (art supplies....not drugs:), I realized that paint is unequaled in surface beauty and I began to finish my artworks with layers of paint. Here is an example-</p>  <p>  <object width=`560` height=`340` data=`http://www.youtube.com/v/EOXHzJBv5qA&hl=en_US&fs=1&` type=`application/x-shockwave-flash`>  <param name=`allowFullScreen` value=`true` />  <param name=`allowscriptaccess` value=`always` />  <param name=`src` value=`http://www.youtube.com/v/EOXHzJBv5qA&hl=en_US&fs=1&` />  <param name=`allowfullscreen` value=`true` />  </object>  <span style=`font-size: medium;`>I welcome any comments!</span></p>  <p><a href=`http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-3724826-10717944` target=`_top`> <img src=`http://www.awltovhc.com/image-3724826-10717944` border=`0` alt=`www.DickBlick.com - Online Art Supplies` width=`300` height=`250` /></a></p>  <p>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;    /* 468x60, created 1/26/10 */    google_ad_slot = `2338749477`;    google_ad_width = 468;    google_ad_height = 60;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;    /* 336x280, created 2/2/10 */    google_ad_slot = `4181428218`;    google_ad_width = 336;    google_ad_height = 280;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  </p> Oil Paint Portrait of Artists Wife. <p>Painted in 2005 Oil on Panel</p>  <p> </p>  <p> </p>  <p>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;    /* 468x60, created 1/26/10 */    google_ad_slot = `2338749477`;    google_ad_width = 468;    google_ad_height = 60;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;    /* 336x280, created 2/2/10 */    google_ad_slot = `4181428218`;    google_ad_width = 336;    google_ad_height = 280;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  </p> Oil Paint Portrait of Mima. <p>Oil Portrait 2005</p>  <p>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;    /* 468x60, created 1/26/10 */    google_ad_slot = `2338749477`;    google_ad_width = 468;    google_ad_height = 60;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;    /* 336x280, created 2/2/10 */    google_ad_slot = `4181428218`;    google_ad_width = 336;    google_ad_height = 280;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  </p> Oil Paint Portrait of Artists Mother. <p>Oil painting from 2003-04. Possibly my best work.</p>  <p>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;    /* 468x60, created 1/26/10 */    google_ad_slot = `2338749477`;    google_ad_width = 468;    google_ad_height = 60;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;    /* 336x280, created 2/2/10 */    google_ad_slot = `4181428218`;    google_ad_width = 336;    google_ad_height = 280;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  </p> How to Glaze With Oil Paints: A Tutorial by Merrill Kazanjian. <p>  <object width=`560` height=`340` data=`http://www.youtube.com/v/HCprCnm__CY&hl=en_US&fs=1&` type=`application/x-shockwave-flash`>  <param name=`allowFullScreen` value=`true` />  <param name=`allowscriptaccess` value=`always` />  <param name=`src` value=`http://www.youtube.com/v/HCprCnm__CY&hl=en_US&fs=1&` />  <param name=`allowfullscreen` value=`true` />  </object>  </p>  <p> </p>  <p><span style=`font-size: x-large;`>Text from video tutorial:</span></p>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>What is Glazing? </span></strong>The technical answer is 1.) multiple thin layers of transparent oil paint (applied at the end of a painting)....but what I want YOU to remember is 2.) Glazing is pure magic 3.) Knowing how to glaze will take your painting abilities to the next level.</p>  <p><span style=`font-size: medium;`><strong>This tutorial will demonstrate: </strong></span>1.)Why glazing is an important painting strategy 2.) (We will touch a little bit on) The science of refracted light 3.) Which paints to use. (How can you tell if a paint is a glazing color?) 4.) Which brushes to use for glazing 5.) How to do it! (The technique of glazing oil paint) Glaze layers happen at the final stages of a painting, so lets take you to the end of the painting that you just saw right now. I am going to keep things concise and to the point. Give me your full attention for the next few minutes and you will acquire a solid understanding of glazing. 1- Why is glazing an important painting strategy? Think about the last time that you had a sunburn. When sunburns heal, a layer of skin usually peels off your body. Take a second to remember what that skin looks like. The peel of skin is very thin, smooth and it is possible to see light through it. Our outermost layers of skin, the epidermis, is comprised of multiple layers of skin similar to the peeled layer of skin that you just imagined. Glazing, the application of multiple, thin, transparent to translucent layers, is like the epidermis of a painting and it is important for an artist to know how to glaze so that he or she can get a more life like effect to their work. 2- The Science of Refracted Light Light refracts through the transparent and translucent layers of a painting. In other words, it penetrates these layers and picks up any color that these layers contain. A good analogy for this concept is a seashell on the beach. Think of how the color of a seashell seems to change when it is covered with ocean water. The shell seems to change color, but in actuality, all physical characteristics of the shell remain the same. The sunlight refracting through the water alters the shells appearance just as glaze layers affect the final appearance of a painting. 3- Which paints to use Paint colors have different characteristics. For instance, red, is not just red when it comes to painting. Cadmium red, the color on the left, is extremely opaque and has a great covering power. The color on the right, alizarin crimson is extremely transparent with a lesser covering power. Notice how you can see the blue line through the alizarin crimson, but not the cadmium red. Most paint companies label the outside of their paint tubes to communicate these differences. Usually a box or circle is used to say if a paint is transparent, translucent or opaque. A filled box or circle is a symbol stating that a color is opaque while the opposite is true if a paint is transparent. When you glaze, you would add painting medium such as liquin to the paint. It is easy to glaze with transparent colors such as alizarin crimson but it is also possible to glaze with the cadmium red. In order to glaze with an opaque color, use a little bit of paint and a lot of painting medium. I would advise any beginner or novice painter to stick with transparent and translucent paints.</p>  <p><img title=`list of glazing colors for oil paint` src=`http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs293.ash1/22078_1255409078213_1619167147_30603409_5070569_n.jpg` alt=`list of glazing colors for oil paint` width=`427` height=`604` /></p>  <p>4.) Which brushes to use When you glaze, have multiple soft tipped brushes within reach. A variety of sizes and shapes including round tip and fan brushes are ideal. Now we are ready for the demonstration I did the glazing in three sittings over 21 days. It is important to let the paint thoroughly dry between glazes. If it doesnt, you will start picing up some of the previous layer. Notice that I am starting off by using two brushes. One to apply paint and the other to move the paint around. This is called dry brush technique and it is your most important glazing strategy. Dry brush gives you a smooth untextured finish...... I wouldnt recommend this for anyone trying glazing for the first time, but I am actually using titanium white when I create a highlight.....that is a white with extreme covering power....equal to what you saw with cadmium red. I use that only in the brighter highlight areas and when I use it, I use a ton of painting medium with it. ........ The shadows get a little tricky, I try to look at my reference photo to match the shape but I am very aware of their edges as well. If there is a soft edge, I soften it with another dry brush....This is VERY IMPORTANT....Do not clean your brush in mineral spirits or turpenoid. Instead, just wipe your brush on a paper towel because those paint thinners will dissolve the entire glaze.....If a brush becomes unworkable, put it aside and use another soft tipped brush.</p> How to Draw / Paint Derek Jeter. <p>  <object width=`640` height=`385` data=`http://www.youtube.com/v/BPmuQfFj4Eo?fs=1&hl=en_US` type=`application/x-shockwave-flash`>  <param name=`allowFullScreen` value=`true` />  <param name=`allowscriptaccess` value=`always` />  <param name=`src` value=`http://www.youtube.com/v/BPmuQfFj4Eo?fs=1&hl=en_US` />  <param name=`allowfullscreen` value=`true` />  </object>  </p>  <p><a href=`http://merrillk.com/?sid=145&idpage=education_art_tips_pdfs`><span style=`font-size: large;`>CLICK HERE then scroll down scroll down to download the documents</span></a></p>  <p>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;  /* 468x60, created 1/26/10 */  google_ad_slot = `2338749477`;  google_ad_width = 468;  google_ad_height = 60;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  </p>  <form action=`http://www.dpbolvw.net/interactive` enctype=`application/x-www-form-urlencoded` method=`get`>  <table style=`width: 600px;` border=`0` cellspacing=`0` cellpadding=`5`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`><img src=`http://www.dick-blick.com/items/015/86/01586-2109-2ww-m.jpg` border=`0` alt=`Kevin Macpherson Oil Color & Medium Set` /></td>  <td valign=`top`>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Kevin Macpherson Oil Color & Medium Set</span></strong></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: x-small;`>Painter Kevin Macpherson has selected a unique array of nine colors and mediums, as well as instructional items to give artists a peek into his landscape painting techniques. 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