How to Create an Underpainting Like the Old Masters
In order to emulate the paintings of Old Masters like Rembrandt it's essential to create an underpainting. This instructional E-Book will teach you the techniques you'll need to successfully complete an underpainting. This step-by-step guide has photos and explainations for every step of the painting process.
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