Color mixing – Blue Ultramarine

Experimenting with colors, helps us understand how each pigment reacts when mixed with others. In this excercise we are exploring the potential of the most famous blue in the history of art. The photograph doesn’t depict the exact variations and the real hue of each color. Try these combinations by yourselves and see what happens. Το παιχνίδι με τα χρώματα βοηθάει πολύ να κατανοήσουμε την … Continue reading Color mixing – Blue Ultramarine

The Wings|Τα φτερά

A simple three-step way to paint the wings – don’t get excited, it is not as easy as it seems. There are no tips here, long pointed strokes take a lot of practice, so practice as much as you can on paper before you do it on your icon. Ένας απλός τρόπος να ζωγραφίσουμε φτερά σε τρία βήματα. Μην γελιέστε δεν είναι καθόλου εύκολο! Οι … Continue reading The Wings|Τα φτερά

ΑΝΘΊΒΟΛΟΝ (ANTHIVOLON) – Preliminary drawing

Ανθίβολο: ένα πολύτιμο εργαλείο! Anthivolo: a precius tool! I don’t think there is an exact translation for the word “ανθίβολον”. The term is used to determine every drawing the painter creates in order to transfer and reproduce an icon. Anthivola (plural of anthivolo) were vastly used in post-Byzantine times, initially in Crete and the Venetian-occupied areas as the demand of icons through the christian territories … Continue reading ΑΝΘΊΒΟΛΟΝ (ANTHIVOLON) – Preliminary drawing

Step by step: Painting the face

This is not of course the only way to paint a face, but in my opinion it is a very good method for both beginers and more advanced students. I paint exclusively in egg tempera, so all my tutorials are executed in this medium. Υπάρχουν πολλές τεχνικές για να ζωγραφίσουμε το πρόσωπο. Εδώ δείχνω μια που θεωρώ καλή για αρχάριους αλλά και πιο προχωρημένους στην … Continue reading Step by step: Painting the face