Monday, October 24, 2011

Lianne step 8

I finally got back to work on this portrait of my daughter-in-law from months ago. I worked on glazes of colour over the skin and hair.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Donna finished

I worked on the long weekend so I only got a chance to finish this today. I'll frame it tomorrow and then get it to the client on Thursday.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Step 10 - details

I added another wash over all the skin tones. I removed the masking fluid from the pearls and have started adding colour to them. The end is in sight now. Once I have finished the pearls I'll look over the painting as a whole and make all the final adjustments.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Step 9

I added the first overall wash on her skin tones to make them more lifelike. I will still have to adjust values and have more work to do on the mouth. Probably at least one more overall wash will be needed as well.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Donna step 8

Today I worked again on the skin tones molding the features with darker areas. Slow going when you have to let it dry completely after every half hour of work or so. Once the darks are right I can adjust the values of the rest of the face. The last part will be to remove the masking fluid from the necklace and earing and finish them, but still a while to go before that step.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

step 7

After working nightshift all weekend and also just getting over a head cold, I finally got some more done on this today. I worked all over the skin molding the features some more. I also added a wash to the sweater to make it closer to the pink in the reference photo. Now I have to wait for everything to dry before going on. The skin tones take longer than anything else because you have to work all over and keep everything evenly moist to avoid streaks and hard edges. For those of you who knew her, I'll be adding the bangs soon so it will look more like her.