Eratosphere Forums - Metrical Poetry, Free Verse, Fiction, Art, Critique, Discussions Able Muse - a review of poetry, prose and art

Forum Left Top

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 05-12-2022, 07:55 AM
Ramya Sadasivam Ramya Sadasivam is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2022
Location: Chennai, India
Posts: 14
Default The process of my realistic oil painting

Step 1 - Rough work

This is the step in which I do not take too much burden on me. I call this the honeymoon step, where I just casually place my subjects, and the colors are quite close to the colors in my reference photo but still I will keep it very casual. This is just like a skeleton for me with which I move on to the next step. Meaning in the second step, the first step will help me to decide the values, colors and light.

Step 2 - Finishing the background

As a second step, I finish the background. This is because this is where I decide the light of the sun. If it is an afternoon light, I try the create the light and shadow according to that. Once when the background is done, it is very easy for me to color the subject. In my blog, I have given a very detailed study of how to create a realistic oil painting my style. It might be helpful to you.

Step 3 - Focus on the subject

This is where I create the presence and absence of light on my main subject. The background and the first coat on the subject helps me to achieve the light, shadow and the values on the main subject.

Step 4 - Final step

This is where I use the steps scumbling, to create reflection and the range of reflection on my main subject and also the rest of my subject. Also I use glazing to details the absence of light and the shadow parts.

Step 5 - Varnishing my painting

I allow my painting to dry for a minimum of 2 months. After which I varnish my painting which gives the painting a beautiful effect. The values that have been lost during the process of drying or perhaps absorbed by the canvas comes to life.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 05-12-2022, 09:05 AM
Sarah-Jane Crowson's Avatar
Sarah-Jane Crowson Sarah-Jane Crowson is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: UK
Posts: 1,339
Default

Hi Ramya,

As I mentioned in my previous post, it is good practice on Eratosphere to engage in dialogue/conversation with other people. The Sphere is not a vanity forum for posting only your work.

I believe that you have already been contacted by the forum admin about posting multiple threads of your own work. It is also not good practice to post threads every day.

I am therefore locking this thread, and would request that you engage in some kind of conversation and join in with discussion before posting any more of your work here.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to PM me.

Sarah-Jane
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 05-17-2022, 01:29 PM
Sarah-Jane Crowson's Avatar
Sarah-Jane Crowson Sarah-Jane Crowson is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: UK
Posts: 1,339
Default

Hi Ramya,

Thank you very much for posting on some other threads and participating in discussion.

Some of the threads you posted on were quite old, but I appreciate that the art forum doesn't get a lot of traffic.

I have unlocked this thread now.

Sarah-Jane

Just to add that following advice/guidance from a very wise source I have edited your thread title so that it does not suggest that you are offering a tutorial or 'guidance' in any way. The implication that you were offering step-by-step tutorials is not appropriate for this forum.

Last edited by Sarah-Jane Crowson; 05-19-2022 at 12:19 PM. Reason: as above
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 05-17-2022, 07:15 PM
F.F. Teague's Avatar
F.F. Teague F.F. Teague is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
Posts: 1,767
Default

Hi Ramya,

Many thanks for posting your process; it's fun to see how you put things together. The colours are beautiful and I like how the position of the figure in the foreground is slightly echoed by one of the figures in the background, far right.

I'm not an artist, but I'm very interested in art. My grandmother on my Dad's side of the family painted using oils. And welcome, by the way! I'll see if I can find a new photo to post soon

Best wishes,
Fliss
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 05-18-2022, 07:23 AM
Ramya Sadasivam Ramya Sadasivam is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2022
Location: Chennai, India
Posts: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by F.F. Teague View Post
Hi Ramya,

Many thanks for posting your process; it's fun to see how you put things together. The colours are beautiful and I like how the position of the figure in the foreground is slightly echoed by one of the figures in the background, far right.

I'm not an artist, but I'm very interested in art. My grandmother on my Dad's side of the family painted using oils. And welcome, by the way! I'll see if I can find a new photo to post soon

Best wishes,
Fliss
Thank you Fliss <3
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 05-18-2022, 07:12 PM
F.F. Teague's Avatar
F.F. Teague F.F. Teague is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
Posts: 1,767
Default

You're welcome, Ramya. I'm just about to post a new photo

Best wishes,
Fliss
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
realistic painting

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



Forum Right Top
Forum Left Bottom Forum Right Bottom
 
Right Left
Member Login
Forgot password?
Forum LeftForum Right


Forum Statistics:
Forum Members: 8,261
Total Threads: 21,300
Total Posts: 269,099
There are 151 users
currently browsing forums.
Forum LeftForum Right


Forum Sponsor:
Donate & Support Able Muse / Eratosphere
Forum LeftForum Right
Right Right
Right Bottom Left Right Bottom Right

Hosted by ApplauZ Online