The highlight is at the top of the form. No question. It doesn’t matter what style of art you are painting. YOU CAN NOT MANIPULATE REALISM IF YOU DONT KNOW HOW TO PAINT IT IN THE FIRST PLACE. Get charcoal and a life drawing pad and draw a person. Then we can talk. Until then do your homework.


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Oil Painting


Tom is learning to paint realism. Not an easy task if you don’t back it up with Life drawing more often then not. I am proud he was able to paint to this level of value understanding. It takes time to grasp values in color. Black and white is where you want to start. Life drawing reinforces the value concept.