Linking to Paint Party Friday!!
Yay! I actually remembered it was Friday today!
I wanted to stick in instruction to papyrus art-making from a friend who made this awesome stuff: http://ift.tt/2bnu9HF
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“A light box with a very dark contrast sketch works best if your papyrus is light to medium.
- Tape the corners with drafting tape, then tape a precut mat over it.
- If you must, use a No. 2 pencil, lightly.
- Rub over invisible tape to erase pencil marks, don’t use an eraser.
- Pampers Sensitive Baby wipes if you need to blot something or to recondition very brittle strips without getting them moldy.
- Use all the paints straight from the tube with a dry brush.
- Prime each figure with a heavy body unbleached titanium acrylic to smooth things out.
this if you really want to look authentic, reprime reds with Vermillion
or Red Ochre, gods’ hair with cobalt turquiose, golds with Vermillion
or whatever the modern equivalent of Realgar is (this lights up the gold
from behind). Generally, women were painted in unbleached titanium
white or yellow ochre and men and children in red ochre to show that
women had the privilege of staying in the shade, regardless of skin
color. EXCEPT groups alternate color regardless of gender and painting
styles changed depending on pigment availability, so you can make a case
for realistic skin and no one could argue with you.
- Prismacolor brush pens work best for writing, Microns for details.”
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