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Orangutan Demo

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I love painting in oils. Watercolours are great too, they need more careful control. Acrylics I'm still learning and enjoying the different technique and styles, Acrylics works similar to oils when used thick and watercolour when thin, so you have the best of both mediums.

 

 

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Orang-utan

Choosing a wildlife subject to paint is awkward.  I am based in South Wales of the United kingdom so I searched the internet for my subjects or reference photo's. I selected this photo of an orangutan shading from the sun, the reference photo has him covering himself with a cardboard box. I tweaked it in photo-shop and added the fern leaf.

This will be a very interesting character to paint as he looks so human.

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I first capture the image with a mix of orange, blue-grey & green, all thinned with white spirits to help flow easy and quick. (I sketch really quickly so my mind don't have a chance to doubt itself). The image looks and feels right so I put in his eyes to bring his character to life. love his grin.

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Using different shades & tones of orange I paint in the suggestion of fur making sure I controlled the brush strokes in the right direction the fur is going to flow. I paint in the shades of undertones on his face and hands. I use the same blue-grey mix for the rock with a little touch of green.

 

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I work on the leaf with a strong green, showing the shapes & shades with the dark and light brush strokes adding a little blue where the sky peeps through. I I'll leave him to dry for a few days.

 

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I've adding some fur to the right side of his face. Just a few light and dark lines to indicating fur detail is just enough to get it looking like fur. I now work on his face detail with some greyer tones. Not much time on him today maybe more tomorrow.

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Yes much more time to hand today and I've manage quite a bit of detail work to his fur and face areas. The fur effect is great and his character is coming on too. I get asked many time "how do you do fur, because it take me ages to do every fur stroke". This demos show that all I have to do is, firstly indicate the mess of fur, then let that dry and then just add loads of  suggestive fur strokes and we have fur detail.

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Again not much time today so just done the leaf detail with a darker tone of green adding the light tone where it need it then I add the blue for the sky bits.

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I work a lot on his face & hands putting in the more finer detail. I put more finer fur detail in here and there. I'm running out of time today back on him tomorrow.

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Will finish him today with some fine tuning to his face chin fur and eyes just a bit of detail to the rock and then I sign it.

Loved painting this chap as he looks so human.

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