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Oil portrait painting tips
When painting eyes, I like to keep eye sockets warm. This is especially important when my reference photo doesn't have a lot of contrast. Using warm transparent pigments helps to push the eye back in its socket. 

Also when there aren't a lot of value changes in a reference photograph, I alternate between warm and cool colors to convey and sculpt the form. Remember you can use whatever color you want as long as it is the correct value. Happy painting!!


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