Sight-Size Cast Painting

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    New Masters AcademyNew Masters Academy
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    In this lesson, instructor Amy Florence will walk you through the basics of cast painting using the sight-size method. You will learn how to utilize a mirror and a plumb line to make accurate measurements and find placements for the main features of the cast. Amy will teach you how to build up oil paints from thin to thick; lean to fat. You will also watch her demonstrate blocking in the contours, background, shadows, and lights.

    This lesson belongs to the course Size-Sight Portrait Painting. In this 12-week course, you will study how to use the sight-size method in portrait painting. Amy Florence will introduce you to several materials needed for sight-size drawing and painting. She will teach you the basics of oil painting while demonstrating on a cast. Then, you will practice the sight-size technique on a portrait drawing and learn the preparatory steps for a portrait painting; they include creating value and color studies. Lastly, Amy will show you how to execute a life-size portrait painting and a large-scale portrait painting with hands. After this course, you will become more proficient with your handling of oil paints and be able to capture any portrait with confidence.

    Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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    Alejandro Corral
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    Hi! After using the medium you teach, once the portrait painting is finished, is it necessary to varnish it afterward? Loving the course!

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    Karissa LewesKarissa Lewes
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    Hi I have just signed up today and loving all the explanations so far, however I am not getting the mirror reference, are you comparing your face to the cast as well?

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    Daniel DaigleDaniel Daigle
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    Hi Karissa, When the mirror is parallel to her line of sight, she is flipping the image to refresh her sight. When the mirror is perpendicular her her line of sight, she is not looking at herself, but rather using the mirror as a measuring stick to take horizontal and vertical measurements

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    Karissa LewesKarissa Lewes
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    Any recommendations as to where I can purchase Canada Balsam, it all comes up on Amazon as resin with 2 bottles, clear and hardener.

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    Karissa LewesKarissa Lewes
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    Well, I didn’t think she was looking at herself, LOL!

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    Karissa LewesKarissa Lewes
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    First Assignment

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    Karissa LewesKarissa Lewes
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    Is there going to be any acknowledgement to work done by students who have already paid for the course or constructive criticism by Amy?

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    Daniel DaigleDaniel Daigle
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    Hi Karrisa, we have 3 options to get feedback
    1) Our coaching program will assign a coach to you based on your skill level and preferences. They will give you assignments, portfolio reviews and more
    2) By attending live classes that can be found on live.nma.art you can get direct feedback from the instructor and also earn a certificate of completion
    3) You can post your work in the appropriate discord channel or critique channel here on the forums, for student feedback. We have many high level students and some instructors on discord. You can find that link at the top of this page

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