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Lesson 3 of 4 Freelance Illustration

Tran will begin this lesson by showing you everything she uses to create her paintings, from paints and colored pencils to proper workspace organization. You'll go over several different ways to apply your brush, including Tran's preferred method of glazing. After this, you'll block in values and bring your image to life. By the end of this lesson, your painting will look very close to its final form.

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  • Mix It Up

    Spend some time getting to know your tools by experimenting with combinations of paint and colored pencils.

  • Get Your Feet Wet

    Experiment with the various wet and dry painting techniques. Try different mixtures of water to find your ideal consistency.

  • Extra Credit

    Photograph your progress throughout the painting process. This will let you evaluate your approach.

  • Showtime

    Flesh out your illustration with paint. Make sure to step back and assess every once in a while, so you don't get lost in the details.

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