Johanne Mangi, “Penny,” 2017, oil, 10 x 8 in.  Keep everything soft. Whilst this colour is still wet I work in brighter areas of cadmium yellow to the upper areas of the dog; I also bring this colour slightly behind the dog on the right-hand side. As you stir, the paint will cool. When painting black fur in watercolor, I like to layer thin applications of color, allowing drying time in between. I use a q tip to remove areas of wet paint in the lighter areas, and darken the shadow areas by reducing the amount of fluid retarder mixed with the burnt umber: with an underpainting you begin with the lighter shades and gradually work your way up to the darkest darks. You will create more specific strands of fur with the lighter colors, so the darker colors will serve as a base. I use this technique in all my breed portraits! You may even see some BV7 on the lightest parts of the fur on the shadow side of the dog. Light fur also has a much darker base layer than most think. With practice, it can also be fun. Project by Siân Dudley – www.moortoseaarts.co.uk. Then, start at the feet and work your way up the leg and around the hip and elbow. Fluid retarder (50.50) gel and fluid mix (see above details), .acrylicctabox {  Alternately the grid method can be used. float:right; Dampen small areas if you feel it needs a softer mark. Dampen small areas if you feel it needs a softer mark. 5 CONTINUING WHILE THE PAPER IS STILL DAMP, work wet-in-wet across the body, laying down the first textural layer of the fuzzy fur on her chest. My first print was published by Wild Wings in '95 & though it's a livelihood, I paint because it's FUN! This feature first appeared in the July 2016 issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine. There’s just something about fur that confuses even the most confident artist. It helps to splay the brush or use an old paint-brush to paint fur. Start by choosing materials that will work with you to achieve the effect you want, NOT or rough watercolour paper will help enormously. Buy original artwork direct from the artists. Block in the collar using alizarin crimson, sap green and raw sienna. I apply fluid retarder to the entire background area and work wet into wet (you do have to work quickly with acrylics). Use a toothbrush to finely spray masking fluid in areas of fuzzy fur; not only will this reserve tiny white dots, it will affect the way the paint moves across these areas. .acrylicctaimage { Drop in extra paint or water (according to the tone needed). Take some middle value and add more Payne's grey and purple to get a dark value; take some middle value and add more white to get a light value. padding:10px 10px 30px 30px; I try to make it realistic. The colours are mixed as follows. If you’re looking at the Unison set, that top row of colours with Grey 27, A7 RE15 and LT6 are useful warm tints. 1 DRAW UP YOUR IMAGE using as few marks as possible; the danger in drawing in too much detail is that you will be tempted to tighten up as you paint. This is just a very basic tutorial.  I mix Ivory black with dioxazine purple and thin this mixture down to an inky texture (it needs to be thin enough that you can still see the small hairs underneath).Â. Using a large flat brush, I apply a mix of raw sienna and white. color:#ffffff; Placing these complementary colours next to each other will increase the visual excitement and enhance the feeling of movement. Use a flat brush and the thin dark glaze to reinforce all the shadow areas, following the direction of the hair growth. 2 USING A LINING PEN, tightened as far as possible, to create very fine lines. And this is the video On a new layer start to do some sketching. Under all that fur lies a roadmap. For the most up-to-date 'How to Guides' get the latest issue online or at all good newsagents.  Finish by adding a bright dot of pure white for the brightest gleam. However, it can also be one of the most challenging and time-consuming textures to render for most beginners. Make appropriate use of the variety of marks each brush produces, varying tone and colour. Fur that is further away from the viewer should be painting with a smaller brush and should have less texture. Stir in two or three drops of food coloring.  Note how I have created a pattern on the dog mapping the highlights and shadow areas to help me when I begin the underpainting. How to paint dog fur - How To - Artists & Illustrators - Original art for sale direct from the artist. Love to paint dog fur - how to paint longer hair, fur and feathers grow to believably paint!! There is compared to dark paint eyes etc to fully dry before repeating this step. cute... 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