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Painting: Painting with Oils
Discuss Oil painting techniques.
Oil painting video on line
Tarok
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 04:33 PM UTC
Thanks Craig
mongo_mel
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 04:10 PM UTC
Hi guys,
Gary, if I understand your question correctly, then yes I did. I applied the base color in oil paint and stippled it. I do this just to make certain that I had enough paint for good coverage and that it was spread out fairly evenly before proceeding with the shadowing.
Rudi, I can't seem to figure out how to download the video either. I'll email Laurant to see if he can email his converted version to me. Then I'll forward it to you.
I mounted my digital camera on a floor mount tripod and placed it between myself and my work bench. So my arms are wrapped around the camera and tripod and my head is just to the right of the camera while I'm painting and talking. That's why the bust tends to float out of frame once in a while. I had to keep looking back at the big screen on the back of the camera to check on the position of the piece.
Not too awkward
Craig
Tarok
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 10:24 AM UTC
Hi Craig,

Thanks. A very useful video.

Do you know if it can be downloaded from this site? I'd love to have a copy on my HD for quick reference - I still use your previous 2 videos from time to time

Then a "technical" question... how did you position/setup your camera when doing this video?

Rudi
grimreaper
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 08:54 AM UTC
Craig,
Great video.
I finally got my Tarleton figure primed and was about ready to start painting, so this for me is perfect timing.
Question: did you smooth out the base coat at all before you laid in the shadow color for the deep folds?
Best regards,
Gary
mongo_mel
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 07:41 AM UTC
Hi,
A little whiile back I was asked by Kostantin (Shturmovik) if I could help him out with somthing. He had seen my short video on stippling and was wondering if I could make a video on blending oil paint. I had just bought a new digital camera that would shoot video as well so I thought I'd give it a try.
I ended up shooting almost 15 minutes of video with narration.
The file was too big to email so I burned a copy on DVD and mailed it to him. Another member, Laurent (Asmodai1973) asked me for a copy as well. He also offered to convert it to a format with a more manageable file size and to then post it on line for me.
Here is the result...
Video

It's a basic demonstration on applying and blending shadows and highlights along with using the stippling technique.
I hope it ends up being useful to you too.
Craig