The Lace How-To

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My buddy Joe Larry Mason was asking some questions about how I worked out the stockings and lace on the ‘Beantown Beauty’ air cleaner so I thought that I would pull together a quick how-to on how I got this one done.

First step is to paint in the base flesh color for the legs. I used Createx Illustration colors and the flesh color is made up with white, a touch of scarlet and touch of Burnt Sienna.

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Second step is to create the stocking color. Simply adding a touch of black to the original flesh color gets that done. I cut out a stencil of the left leg first, This will give me the chance to get the shadows in.

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Third step is to use another cut out to paint in the stocking color of the right leg.

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Fourth step is to establish the lace. I use another cut stencil to lay out the edge of the lace.

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Now, using a bit of reference material, I use a #2 pencil to sketch out the basic lace pattern. As the design nears the edge of her legs, the patters condenses.

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Now that the basic pattern is laid out I can use the watercolor brush to paint in the lace pattern.

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Using the first left leg cut out stencil, I add a touch more black to the flesh color and shade the darker areas.

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Same color for the right leg. and then I use pure white to add a soft high lights on the top of the leg and knee cap.

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Finally, I cut a new stencil for the red in her shoes and then add a simple pin stripe to tie it all together and that is how this one came together!

 

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2 comments on “The Lace How-To
  1. WilliamBOW says:

    Wow, what a video it is! Genuinely good quality video, the lesson given in this video is genuinely informative.
    Legendario.

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