Flemish Inspiration

It's important to study the masters, you can get so much inspiration! Flemish masters used an elaborately complex set of layers and underpainting to create their masterpieces using oil paints. What I really like about it is that it creates a soft warm underlying glow that as barely perceptible, so I set out to try to use some of that underpainting technique using colored pencils and watercolor markers. It's only one tiny aspect of the Flemish work, but I really like how it helped make these two pictures a bit vintage, a bit antiqued, and yet super vibrant.


Here's a close-up of one of the pictures:

And here's the close-up of the other one:

I did not record these two studies as I was in a place that did not permit recording, but I did take photographs, so I'll be posting a short “Case Study” ebook on how this technique was developed.