We're up to week 7 of the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week show. In my quest to use a new technique in each of these PAOTW videos, here I combine watercolor (dry brush), ball point pen and graphite pencil in an unusual order to create a mized media portrait painting of Clare Balding.
See the finished painting (hi resolution and zoomable) here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/clare-balding-portrait-painting-mypaotw-paotw-mike-jory.html Check out Aine Divine's website here: http://ainedivinepaintings.co.uk/ Materials used: Daler Rowney mixed media paper, black ball point pen, winsor and newton watercolors (ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow light, burnt umber), flat synthetic brush, 8B graphite pencil
This week, I demonstrate an unusual technique to paint a portrait of Will Young for episode 5 of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week. See the finished portrait painting here https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/will-young-portrait-painting-paotw-mypaotw-week-5-mike-jory.html I begin by doing fourteen, really quick (less than 10 minutes each) sketches of Will each with a different expression using just a brown sharpie marker pen and washes of sepia watercolor paint. Then, I create my finished portrait painting using the same technique but taking more time.
Materials used: Brown Sharpie marker pen, Winsor & Newton sepia watercolour paint, synthetic brushes (large round mop and medium round), mixed media paper.
This week, I show you a muliti-media approach to portrait painting including several tips for beginners as I paint Rob Rinder for week 4 of the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week. See the hi-res zoomable version of my portrait painting of Judge Robert Rinder here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/judge-rinder-robert-rinder-portrait-painting-mypaotw-mike-jory.html Check out my video on measuring dimensions of your subject using your thumb on the brush handle here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhK1qb_HYqA Material used for portrait painting demo: Daler Rowney mixed media paper (A3 11"x15"); 9B pencil; Derwent Inktense pencils (colours used: sea blue, tangerine, deep indigo, payne's grey, burnt umber, sun yellow); synthetic brushes (flat (approx 3/8th inch) and small round); Winsor & Newton watercolor marker pens (burnt umber and prussian blue); Atelier interactive acrylics by Chroma Inc (burnt umber, alizarin crimson, french ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow light, titanium white)
This week, I show you how I created this watercolor painting of an elephant using water brushes.
See the finished painting 'Under the golden sky' here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/elephant-watercolor-painting-mike-jory.html Materials used: Daler Rowney mixed media paper, Winsor & Newton watercolors (professional range) alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, neutral tint, burnt umber, flat and round water brushes.
This week, I show you how I created a portrait painting of Bernardine Evaristo when I took part in episode 2 of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week via Facebook Live. You can see my finished painting of Bernardine here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/bernadine-evaristo-portrait-painting-mike-jory.html Materials used: Clairefontaine mixed media paper (A3), 8B pencil, synthetic brushes (flat and round), Atelier interactive acrylic paints (alizarine crimson, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, burnt umber, titanium white)