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Digital Subscriptions > Leisure Painter > Nov-18 > The world in miniature

The world in miniature

Part 7 Pauline Denyer Baker completes our series on miniature painting with a look at the processes she uses to paint miniature portraits



Understand how different surfaces appear

How to transfer sketches to your finished surface

If you have been to portrait drawing or life classes you will have practised drawing from a live model. If not, it would certainly be sensible to look at some books about miniature portraits, and do exercises in drawing the face and features in a sketchbook.

First, sit it in front of a mirror and draw your own portrait. Look at your face and draw from the mirror image. A common mistake students make in drawing classes is that they look at their own drawings more than at their subject. Instead they should be looking more often at the sitter so that their drawing is foremost on their inner eye. Artists who only work from life can always tell a work from a photo. Look twice and draw once is the most important rule to learn.

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Welcome to the November issue of Leisure Painter. Aimed at amateur painters, who want to make the most of their painting time, Leisure Painter is the UK's best-selling practical art magazine. Within this issue you will find tips and techniques for filling an illustrated journal and how to set yourself regularly painting challenges. There are painting projects from photographs to try, and step-by-step demonstrations for painting buildings, autumn leaves and landscapes in watercolour; still lifes, wildlife and trees in acrylics; and a detail from a ship's rigging in oils. Learn how to add colour to your sketches, follow a beginner's guide to working with oil pastels, and have fun using new coloured marker pens. Enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter.