Welcome to another Free Oil Paint Tutorial with Freya.art! We'll be using the sampler brushes from Freya's Oil Brush Set. Please download the tutorial files first before we begin. You'll receive the sampler brushes, palette swatch, sketch, and tutorial PDF. Then watch the video, play and pause as needed.
Step 1: Let's begin by creating a sketch of our composition using 6B or Peppermint Brush. Lower the opacity of this layer and then lock it.
On another layer, add the Freya Oil Canvas No. 3 in a light grey color. You can adjust the intensity of details by tweaking the layer curve. Go to Adjustments > Curves. When you're satisfied, lock the layer so that you don't accidentally draw over it.
From here on out, set all the layers you'll make to Linear Burn. That way it'll pick up the texture from our canvas texture layer. Now start adding the base colors using Freya Oil Wet No. 4. Blend out the colors using Freya Blender No. 2.
Step 2: Using an outward sweeping motion, add in the shell detail with the Freya Oil Wet No. 4. Use a bit of purple to give the illusion of an iridescent surface.
Step 3: Continue building and blending colors using Freya Oil Wet No. 4 and Freya Oil Dry No. 2. Place darker colors to indicate shadowed parts. Remember that shadows don't have to be black or grey.
Step 4: Add the finishing touches using the Freya oil Wet No. 4, Freya Tip No. 1 and Freya Oil Wet No. 14.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please don't forget to post your work and tag me, I'd love to see your version! 😊