Disguise (My studies and painting tips and advice) ᵔᴥᵔ

Here are some studies I started for my 'Disguise' art project:

The top left is a 'faceless' portrait of me, the idea inspired by the artist Gideon Rubin.
The one beside it is an Ariana Grande portrait covered and splattered in grey, black and white paint (powder I think) which was inspired by Januz Miralles.
Below is my still life drawing of a mask.

I am going to work on some photography today and maybe some tomorrow :)


I am not a professional nor did get any training but these are some tips and advice which I learned from my mistakes, my peers and teachers.

  • So, first things first, before you start painting, make sure you do an outline of what you are about to paint or else you'll make a mistake an may have to start again! 
  • Build up the colour, especially if you are doing watercolour and even when you're doing any art with colour. If you are doing watercolour, start out light with your paint being a low opacity (but don't add too much water or your paper will crease) and then slowly build up the colour until you get your desired result.
  • When painting, start with a light colour (e.g white), so there's lesser chance you'll make a mistake. Because if you start with a dark colour like black and you make a mistake, you can't go back. But if you start with a light colour and you make a mistake, then you can just paint over that with a dark colour. 
Soo, these are my painting tips and advice. Hope you find these helpful and if you have questions you need further help, then you may inbox me here c:
Remember, I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL and I don't know if it's the proper way but this is how I paint. 

Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ
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