My intent with this tutorial was to paint with a loose free flowing style with just the essence of the Mandarin Duck depicted. I tried, believe me I tried, but my true detailed nature won in the long run.
Here’s Paul Sherman’s Mandarin Upon Reflection from Paintmyphoto.
There are two parts to this tutorial. In Part 1, I use videos to demonstrate techniques. In Part 2, I show how to fix what was wrong and how to save the duck. There are two videos in Part 1 with comentary that should be helpful.
The first video, 5 minutes long, includes:
Planning on how to paint a reflection
Using a LePen that won’t move when inked
how to pour vertical lines
Filling in white spots left from the pour with a brush
Password is DUCK1
The second video is almost 13 minutes long and includes:
Using a palette for Adirondack inks
Using a Chameleon Blender Pen for lifting
Using a iPad as a reference when painting
Layering colors of ink
Using ink that is freshly poured with a brush to create a solid area.
Password is DUCK2
This is what the painting looked like at the end of Part 1. I wasn’t happy with it because it looks flat. I thought fixing it would be another opportunity to teach.
My paintings usually take 12 hours and this one was 2 hours to paint and 1 hour to fix. Please look at Lord Fix a Duck Part 2 (coming soon).