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Painting project

Part 2 Begin painting the roe deer, introduced last month, by completing the drawing and painting the eyes with Paul Hopkinson

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

How to draw your subject accurately

How to use and remove masking fluid

Bring the eyes to life

Last month I introduced you to a beautiful photograph of a roe deer (right), explained different methods of drawing your subject and offered advice on composition, colours, backgrounds and adding the detail to get you started. I also included information on how to observe and photograph wildlife unnoticed. In the next two issues, I hope you will follow me step by step as I paint the subject in all its detail. This month we begin with applying masking fluid, painting a background, and bringing life to the deer’s eyes. Next month is dedicated to adding first base washes, painting a lifelike nose, adding layers of hair in detail and creating that allimportant three-dimensional effect. LP

Demonstration Portrait of a roe deer

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the Summer issue of Leisure Painter, where we aim to cover all your favourite media and subjects . In this month's issue you will find all the help you'll need for drawing or painting landscapes, flowers, animals, harbour scenes, seascapes, weather effects and more in watercolour, acrylics, oils, pastels and drawing media. Learn how to find the perfect view when sketching outdoors and find confidence-boosting tips for painting in public when you venture out this year. From how to make marks in graphite and reproduce textures in nature to three important considerations when painting from photographs, enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter