How To: Create a Drybrush Painting of Bob Marley

Create a Drybrush Painting of Bob Marley

I usually do step-by-step drawing tutorials, but I found drybrush technique to be fascinating and possibly superior to pencil drawing. Pencils are limited tools because they can only be applied with a point of some sort (with the exception of a graphite stick), while paintbrushes allow artists to think in terms of shapes instead of lines. If you look around the room that you are currently in, I guarantee you that you will not see anything that resembles an edge that a pencil gives you; the world is more "painterly".

Another YouTuber already gave this technique a try and found some success. Here is a video of the painting that she did from the instructions that I gave in this tutorial on a Bob Marley portrait. I hope that you give this video a try. You will need:

  • Bristle paintbrushes
  • Black oil paint
  • Watercolor paper
  • Mineral spirits
  • A kneaded Eraser
  • A palette for mixing paint

I have step-by-step photo instructions on my website, if you need more help.

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