Free Resources : Oil Portrait Painting Essentials

Formal studies on oil painting  can be very expensive. Even with some online painting courses. I believe education doesn’t have to be expensive for you to get a better understanding of how to paint in oil. In fact there are good resources out there for free.  All you need is to be taught with the essentials for free.  So I listed here some of the good resources online that I’ve really benefited from.

Portraits and Figure Drawing and Painting

Drawing The Head from Proko.com:

Drawing the head from any angle

 

Drawing the Head – Front View

 

Drawing the Head – Side View

 

Drawing the Head – Extreme Angles

 

Gestures, Proportions and Figure Drawing

Gesture Drawing

 

Measuring proportions with a pencil

 

Learning Human Figure Proportions

 

Color Mixing for Flesh Tones and Palette To Use(Andrew Tischler, Cesar Santos and Mark Carder):

Color gradations and tiling

 

Good palette for painting the flesh

 

Shades and Tints

 

How to mix Flesh tones

 

Portrait Painting Process:

Cesar Santos’ Drawing stage, Dead Colouring, First Painting and Second Painting

 

Andrew Tischler’s Blocking In Stage, Modelling, Detailing