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Thomas Olczyk is working with Harder & Steenbeck Infinity +

Tested for

Perfection

Enrico Lein is working with Harder & Steenbeck Evolution twin action +

Tested for

Perfection

Younes Bouchlouch is working with Harder & Steenbeck Grafo +

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Julia Stoess is working with Harder & Steenbeck Colani +

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Angel Giraldez is working with Harder & Steenbeck Evolution ALplus +

Swan Wildlife

Step 1

First, place the stencil for the entire swan on your painting surface and prime the surface with pro-color white. Once the paint has dried, place the detail stencil inside the bigger stencil. Spray the markings for wings, beak and tail with a light brown.

Step 2

Remove the detail stencil, then spray the light gradients within the wings freehand starting on the wing's upper edge. In order to suggest plumage, spray a few upward lines starting on the wing's lower edge. The swan's neck, beak and eye area will also receive a bit of shading.

Step 3

Spray the beak in orange. You may use the color directly from the bottle or mix some citrus yellow with a little bit of fire red. Spray some black around the eyes as well as on the lower beak and the legs.

Step 4

You may now remove the template in order to continue spraying freehand creating the background. My substrate is a dark red metal plate. In order to better incorporate the landing swan into the background and create a dynamic atmosphere add a little motion blur to the wings, the beak and the lower part of the body using white. Also with white, spray a few additional details and lighting in order to add to the shape of the swan.

Step 5

Next, spray the water's surface and the swirly splashes freehand, using white.

Step 6

Expand the water surface with a bit of additional white mist in order to integrate the swan's legs and make the motif more dynamic still. With a mixture of brown and black, you can slightly darken background and let the swan stand out even more.

Step 7

Here you can see the finished motif. For your last step, you can visually enhance your image by increasing highlights and checking the overall consistency of the picture.