Under the chin and the Chest fur.
4 colours required:
a weak [pale] wash of #7 Burnt Umber,
2:- also mix a weak [pale] wash of [ ML]
3:-add a little of the ML colour to the Burnt Umber wash, this will
be the basic colour for the chest fur.
4:-Mix a slightly stronger wash of Burnt Umber for use under the
TheSky or Background
4 Colour mixes required:
.1:-Mix a weak [pale] wash of #8 Naples Yellow
.2:-Mix a weak/pale wash of #6 Light Red.
3:-Mix a wash of #3 Winsor Blue medium strength (better too pale
than too strong).
4:- Mix a weak/pale wash of Lilac.
See the large picture
and compare your colour mixes on your trial pad. A definition of pale/weak
or strong can only make sense if you have an example to compare your mix
The Green Area:-
1 colour required:
I suggest this part will be more easily achieved by applying seperately.
Mix a wash slightly stronger wash than the sky area, using,
#5 Raw Sienna #9 Winsor Yellow and #3 Wisor Blue.This is the [BG] mix
to see the large picture as an aid to determine where these colours are
The Brown Fur Areas:-
3 colours required:
1: A medium strength mix of [ML] Lilac
2: A medium strength mix of [DF] Dark Fur (see basic colour mixes
3: Also Into a weaker mix of [DF] add a little of #6 Light Red
this is for the lighter coloured fur.
1 Colour required:
A weak strength mix of #1 Crimson Alizarin add sufficient [ML]
to create the required colour (see
Start with the colour
under the chin and work down introducing the other three colour mixes
wet in wet. As you apply the brush strokes leave areas of dry/white paper
which will start to create the effect of highlights and muscle. Soften
off the bottom using your clean water brush. Leave until completly dry.
Wet in wet application required..
The sky/background is the second application and needs to be achieved
quickly with no fussing - if any area is allowed to begin drying or even
losing the glossy wet look, the required wet in wet effect will not take
place.. (If you are unsure mix enough colour to have a quick practice
run) Pale Naples Yellow applied first , then very pale Light Red introduced
sparingly as wet in wet.. Slightly stronger than pale, Winsor Blue added
in the appropriate areas.
Work down the paper on both sides of the dog to level with the bottom
of the dog's ears or the half way grid line. Below this point add clean
water to soften the wash off. Allow to dry completely.
Using your clean water brush start to apply clean water from above the
half way grid line to level with half way down the dog's chest, into this
add your green mix so that it appears to merge with the previously applied
sky area, work your way down to the bottom of the picture.
The Brown Fur Areas:-
Start on the left hand side of the head the head at the top with the 1st.
mix medium strength [ML] into this add the 2nd colour [DF] and work around
the eyes and down at the bottom of the ears use the 3rd colour which inludes
Light Red. Use the same method for the right hand side of the head. (refer
to the large picture
The eyes are a medium strength Light Red for the top half of the iris,
with a paler bottom half using Raw Sienna