Create colour thumbnails for paintings in 5 steps

Colour thumbnailing

Colour thumbnailing is a common painting technique

Very few artists begin work directly on canvas without any prior preparation. Thumbnailing for value and colour is one of the most important painting techniques and is widely practised among artists. It helps to provide an idea of how to paint the image and can save a lot of time while working on commissioned assignments.

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Anand is a freelance illustrator who works in Mumbai, India. He graduated with a BFA from Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art in 2011 and followed it up with a couple of years of learning illustration at The Art Department. He derives inspiration from masters like Moebius, Alphonse Mucha and Jeffrey Jones.