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Clague Fine Art Blog The 4 Actions for Accurate Proportions

Clague Fine Art Blog The 4 Actions for Accurate Proportions

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Choose any 2 points on your subject. Mark off the distance between these two points using the tip of your brush handle and the tip of your thumb.

One of the most valuable lessons I learned at art school was the 4 Actions for Accurate Proportions. With just 4 actions, you can draw absolutely anything ...

4. Consider Negative Shapes

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Maybe you've applied those 4 Actions for Accurate Proportions, and have measured and re-measured. Everything seems to be accurate.

My Simple Method For Mixing Any Skin Color

Last week, I gave 3 Steps to Starting a Successful Portrait. If you haven't read it yet, I recommend you read it before reading this lesson.

How to Make Your Flat Portraits Look 3-D (Part II)

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Adam Clague • Fine Art Painter: July 2017 Michael Carter, Portrait Art, Portrait

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Clague Fine Art Blog: Part 2: Creating Figures That Look Dynamic, Not Stiff

"Jamie" study by Adam Clague. Clague Fine Art

"Fun" Colors and When to Use Them

"Esther" study by Adam Clague. Clague Fine Art

Adam Clague • Fine Art Painter: Weekend with the Masters '11: ...

A Few of Our Thursday Night Paintings

Bo (by Adam) Oil on gesso panel • 16"x12" • In a private collection

Even when a person is holding still, the human body naturally tends to have graceful, flowing lines that imply movement. This implied movement is what the ...

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"Kiana" by Adam Clague. Clague Fine Art

"Brenda" by Adam Clague • Oil on linen panel • 10"x8" • Available (to inquire, email [email protected])

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Art of the Portrait Conference

"Red Hat" by Adam Clague. Clague Fine Art

Adam Clague • Fine Art Painter: The 4 Actions for Accurate Proportions How To Draw

5 Reasons Your Painting Doesn't Look Like Your Subject

In the extra time spent on each drawing, I simply built more specific shapes on top of my original gesture lines. If you use your initial gesture lines as ...

Rick J. Delanty: 'What's Important Now' | NOAPS – An Alliance of Exceptional Artists Showcasing Outstanding Works of Art in Oil & Acrylic

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Even when a person is holding still, the human body naturally tends to have graceful, flowing lines that imply movement. This implied movement is what the ...

Step 2: Mix Up Big Piles of Average Colors

Now, although I often start with the above mixtures, I certainly also mix in various other nudge colors as necessary. Sometimes your subject will dictate a ...

1st Spring SMALL PAINTING National Juried Exhibition | NOAPS – An Alliance of Exceptional Artists Showcasing Outstanding Works of Art in Oil & Acrylic

huariqueje: “ Mimi Monette, interior with brown background. American Conté and watercolor, 45 x 61 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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In the extra time spent on each drawing, I simply built more specific shapes on top of my original gesture lines. If you use your initial gesture lines as ...

Beautiful Portrait Paintings By Giovanni Boldini | Oil Painting | Oil Painting Inspiration | Portrait Painting

A Comprehensive Guide To Composition For Artists

NOAPS Delanty_uprising, acrylic, 18x24. “

... Gallery of Fine Art in Nashville Tennessee. The work that was submitted was exceptional, and we are excited to see the show on display in person.

"The Mercenary" by William Schneider OPA. “

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Upcoming Art Fairs

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Read more about Samantha Bates in our interview with the artist on our blog. Both exhibitions continue through October 31st.

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NOAPS Cantavella Looking Forward 18x14 Oil on Canvas Board. “

Sophie Clague, Corrupt Diptych, acrylic paint on wall, 2016. (Photograph: courtesy of Fiona Grace McDonald)

Hop over to my blog to see how I stretch linen evenly and without ripples—

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NOAPS Zhang Sidney 12x16 Oil on Canvas. “

Michael Enn Sirvet, MAPLE GALE II, Maple hardwood & clear acrylic base, 28 x 29 x 5-1/4 inches

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In these two examples, I have laid out how proportion of shapes, space, and value can affect a piece. No one of these proportion examples is correct or ...

Classic Nude Drawing, Pencil, 9 3⁄4 x 6, $600

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4.SA Pika Wiya ACCHO : Tribute to the lasting legacy of first chairperson Clara Brady Coulthard Johnson. ”

Ajay Sharma, Shiva and Parvati (from original series 1-4), khariya, stone pigment, 31 x 41cm. Image courtesy of the atist

Meet Sculptor Michael Enn Sirvet on Friday, June 8th, from 4-7pm at Momentum Gallery, 24 N Lexington Avenue, in Downtown Asheville.

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Misael M., Asemic Writing, 2015-2017, Installation, spray paint, canvas, oil, synthetic leather, basket, eggs. Photography by Isabel Rouch.

Chelsea Lehmann, Litera, oil on linen on board, 2013-2015. Picture

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Matthys Gerber, 2015, installation view Picture: courtesy of Liam Kesteven Photography

Sophie Clague, Solar Flare Family Symphony, laser marked stainless steel, copper and brass

Chelsea Lehmann, Sondage, oil and enamel on linen, 2015. Picture courtesy of

Matthys Gerber, Matthys Gerber, 2015, installation view. Picture courtesy of Liam Kesteven

Figure 5. Charles Newcombe' s 1914 map

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Sophie Clague, 'Unicorn', powder-coated steel, cast concrete, 2016

“It is an interesting coincidence that the newly declared ACT Reconciliation Day public holiday falls between two significant anniversaries relevant to ...