Michael Shapcott: Painting An Exotic Lady
A very different colorful and energetic intro leads you this mixed medium painting demonstration where artist Michael Shapcott works into his canvas with a variety of brushes, sponges, inks, pencil, acrylics and oils to create a portrait of a young exotic lady.
He delivers with energy and enthusiasm for his subject matter and begins with a medium paint brush by gathering all the outlines of the face and the the facial features themselves before moving on to developing tones and a soft color palette to begin under painting the face. He use a small round brush in an almost dry application to gather intensity and high quality detailing for the eyes on a close-up camera shot to allow you to see how he moves the brush to gather a realistic impression of an eye.
For his larger areas like the surrounding head scarf he uses a large sponge to get a very quick yet even finish which as an added bonus dries much quicker allowing you to work into the paint with greater detail without having to wait like you would expect from a much thicker coat.
The video is time lapsed and offers the viewer much to look at and learn but ultimately shows how a variety of different mediums with very different properties can work together to create something very detailed and eye catching on canvas. So get your kit and get creative.