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Your Artist's Brain by Carl Purcell

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Define light subject shapes with DARKER SHAPES OF SPACE

MATERIALS

PAPER

Arches 140-lb. (300gsm) rough

BRUSHES

Nos. 6 and 12 round 1-inch (25mm) flat

WATERCOLORS

Manganese Blue

Quinacridone Burnt Orange

Quinacridone Gold

Quinacridone Sienna

Sap Green

Ultramarine Blue

OTHER

6B pencil

Sketchbook

Paper towels

In this demonstration focusing on leaves, you must fight the urge to give into your intellectual brain, which will want to repeat the same leaf shape over and over again. Instead, we will use the dark shapes of space around the leaves to really define them.

illustration

Reference Photo

1 Draw Some of the Leaf Shapes and Space Shapes ...

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