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Painting project

Part 3 Paint the nose and layers of hair before adding the final brushstrokes to your portrait of a roe deer, by Paul Hopkinson


Tips and ideas for using your brushes

How to create form and texture in your portrait

Colour-mixing advice

Demonstration Portrait of a roe deer

You will need

Surface l Bockingford 300gsm NOT watercolour paper 113⁄4x81⁄4in. (30x21cm)

Artists’ watercolour See colours, below left


• Detail brush No. 00 Rounds, Nos. 1, 5 & 18

• An old brush for mixing the paint

• Mop for the background wash


• Paper towel

• Two water pots

• Ceramic mixing palette

• Masking tape

• Masking fluid

• Mechanical pencil

• Putty rubber

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the August issue of Leisure Painter. Aimed at beginners and amateur painters, this month's issue is packed with practical advice, demonstrations, tutorials and tips and techniques for drawing and painting your favourite subjects, from materials and colours to the techniques and ideas you need to produce beautiful paintings. Learn how to loosen up your style as you use outdoor techniques for painting at home, or how to transform a dull photograph into a vibrant sunset scene. Understand the value of edges in your work, how to inject life and character into your drawings and paintings of cats, and be inspired to paint summer-themed still lifes. There's a beginner's introduction to Brusho as well as demonstrations in watercolour, acrylics, water-mixable oils and oils.