Weekly BobBlast Issue 388
Just the Basics - Easy Way to Paint Glass

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Here is a quick lesson on how to get started drawing and painting a glass - I like to say it is the ILLUSION of glass. This lesson is applicable for all glass vessels: Drinking glasses, Vases, Wine glasses (and bottles) and cocktail glasses. The same lesson will apply to all!

If you have ever wanted your glassware to appear convincing… here are a few do's and don'ts:

The DO'S
• Practice drawing ovals - not perfect ones - start free-hand!
• Draw an oval looking down on it
• Draw the top, the waterline and the bottom - all the same oval (hint: the bottom oval is the same - but maybe smaller, depending on the type of glass
• Next, connect the sides of the glass - straight lines for a drinking glass, creative curves for a vase

The DON'T'S
When you connect the sides of the glass or vase, don't make the bottom flat (you will instinctively want to) - curve the bottom in an oval to match the other ovals

I taught myself how to paint the illusion of all different types of glass by photographing glasses in sunlight… early morning, midday to get a range of options. Then I painted what I saw - the darks, the lights, reflections, sparkle and the hot spots!

It's just about looking slower and closer, then painting what you see.

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Just the Basics - Easy Way to Paint Glass
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BobBlast #388 - Video run time 10 minutes, 41 seconds

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