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Old 01-08-17, 02:36 AM
Kathy Kathy is offline
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Default Underpainting layer question

Hi all,

I'm experimenting with a new way to do an underpainting and wanted to see what you thought about it. I've been using my pigment paste (mars brown) with just water to do a tonal underpainting, as I like the way I can move the pigment around, and lift it off as needed till I'm happy with the drawing. When it is dry I put a coat of diluted egg yolk over the drawing to "fix" it. Then I proceed to paint with egg tempera as usual. Can anyone see a problem with that method? Will my underpainting layer take away from the adhesion since it has no egg in it? Or will the egg layer combine with the past layer to make a good bond. Thank you for your expertise!
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