posted on Mar, 3 2017 @ 09:15 AM
a reply to: Brotherman
The thinner the layer, the faster it will dry. Which is good because then you can paint right over without having to wait forever.
One essential tip I learned in color theory... if you're painting a tree and it's green, brown, and orange... if you mix one color consistently with
each other then it will produce a really united feeling piece. For example mix a dab of blue into the green, brown, and orange that you will be
using... and voila. Only a dab tho, clearly. It won't look all blue but it's just enough... Or you can choose one of the colors you're already
using, like if you mix green with the brown and the orange... the final look will be more unified, it will feel good.
As for the underpainting, I've seen people use all one color. I haven't tried that yet though. In my oil painting experiences... there's more like
10+ layers. The first one is kinda foggy, and with each layer... it becomes more defined, and solid, and vibrant.
Watching speed painting vids is cool and can give some tips too.
Hope this helps.