Step by step demonstration of of how I paint Mr Gregoire.
I painted him wearing Yoruba native.

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Every oil on canvas painting starts with preparing the canvas and making a proper coating of the painting canvas.
For me I use Emotion paint missed with Top bond to coat the surface of my canvas and wait for it to dry.

Coating canvas painting by ayodeji How I paint gregoire dressed in yoruba native

Once the canvas coat is dry then I proceed to sketch.
I sketch with pencil or charcoal pencil then outline with color.

sketch making painting by ayeola ayodeji How I paint gregoire dressed in yoruba native

Often times I like to miss my color on the color pallet before I proceed to painting.

color pallete ayeola ayodeji How I paint gregoire dressed in yoruba native

I start with blocking the shades to define the forms on the face.

Blocking the shades painting by ayeola ayodeji How I paint gregoire dressed in yoruba native

Applying the lights here.

painting the light bounce on the face painting by ayeola ayodeji How I paint gregoire dressed in yoruba native

Painting in progress.

blocking the bears shade How I paint gregoire dressed in yoruba native

portrait painting in progress by artist ayeola ayodeji How I paint gregoire dressed in yoruba native

The completed painting.

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Watch the making video below.

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