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How to use gold leaf in your multimedia art

Learning how to draw with mixed media is not easy. However, experimenting and combining various materials for original mixed media art can be hugely rewarding (not to mention fun). In this tutorial I’ll be creating a piece inspired by The NeverEnding Story, with the spirit of the Golden Age. You can see the final artwork below. I’ll mostly be using graphite, so you’ll learn some key pencil drawing techniques, but I’ll also show you how to apply gold leaf to add a special touch to your work. 

Click the icon in the top right to see the full-size artwork

The illustrators of the Golden Age, the Symbolist painters and the Pre-Raphaelites have all influenced my art. There’s a wide palette of emotions in these images tinted with lyricism and sprinkled with symbolism.

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