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Figure Painting Tips

A growing collection of figure and portaiture tips submitted by fellow artists.

Portrait Painting Tip: Focus on Distinctive Features
A tip on how to paint a portrait that looks like an individual rather than anybody.

Figure Painting Tip: Using Dark Backgrounds for Portraits
A tip on using dark backgrounds when painting portraits.

Figure Painting Tips -- Avoiding Figures that are Too Upright
A tip on how to stop figures in a painting being too upright.

Figure Painting Tip: Using Glazes for Skin Tones
A tip on how to get great skin tones by using glazes.

Figure Painting Tip: Mixing Skin Tones
A tip on what colours to use to mix your own skin tones.

Figure Painting Tip: Painting Ears
A tip on what to do if you really hate painting ears on a portrait.

Figure Painting Tip: Eyes in a Portrait
A tip on how to paint eyes in a portrait.

Figure Painting Tip: An Easy Way to Paint Lace
A tip on an easy way to paint lace on a dress.

Figure Painting Tip: Human Hair
A tip on how to paint realistic human hair.

Figure Painting Tip: Realistic Teeth
A tip on how to paint realistic teeth.

Figure Painting Tip: Be Your Own Model
A tip on what to do if you can't get someone to model for you.

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