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Portrait of Flash: New painting step 2

by Simon Bland / Nov 25, 2012 / WIP

Initial layout for the conformation portrait of a horse

I painted over the outline of the horse with a fine liner brush.  I used thin paint with Liquin and left it to dry for a couple of days then I applied a thin wash of burnt sienna and ivory black over the top of it. This is a backwards way of painting.

After wiping down the wash with a paper towel the outline has faded  considerably in some areas, but is still faintly visible.  I now have a good foundation for starting the painting proper and I haven't lost the toning by making corrections to the outline. Yet.