Ben Lustenhouwer 

How to paint highlights in a portrait- demonstration by Ben Lustenhouwer

Without highlights, a portrait is not complete. This is the last step in making your painting come to life. Portrait painter Ben Lustenhouwer demonstrates how you apply them and how you paint glasses.

In this video, Ben also explains why he uses the colours he makes the highlights with. He tells you how to apply this painting technique and what mistakes to look out for. He applies highlights to the face, behind glasses and on hair. Sometimes you have to be realistic, but he also explains when you should hold back and use your artistic insight. Finally, you learn what how to paint a pair of glasses on a portrait.

Portrait painting with Ben Lustenhouwer
Ben Lustenhouwer is an internationally known portrait painter. In this video series, he shows you his secrets to creating lively, bright portraits. He does this by demonstrating four different paintings: one of a young boy, one of a young girl, one of a young lady and one of a mature friend.

For each painting, there are two types of videos. In one video, the whole painting process is demonstrated in full, allowing you to get a feel of how you can approach this yourself. In the second video, Ben zooms in on a specific aspect of portrait painting. He provides clear explanations, so you will be able to apply his techniques in your own portraits.

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