Monday, October 29, 2012

Step 5

With everything going on lately, this commission is going slowly. However, now that the areas of value changes are established, it will speed up a little. It is just a matter of adjusting the values, adjusting the overall colour, and then working on the details. :-) This isn't the best photo because the day was very overcast and I had to use indoor light.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Step 4

My lower back has been bothering me lately (strained it at work), but today I was able to work on this some more. I am still working all over the skin tones developing the values. I will be going darker on the shadows before adding a pale wash overall. I have to be careful not to make a baby's fair skin tones too dark.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bennett Step 3

I did a little more work on this today developing the contours and starting to darken some of the values. It's hard to get a good photo because it's so light right now.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Step 2

I worked a little more on this today. I'm going over the whole painting developing the contours of the face before I start going darker. In case it's not clear from the painting, the baby is lying on a furry rug so that is why the face fades out on the lower edge.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Commission Step 1

Here is the first washes on a commission I've started. It's still very pale but I'm just working out the overall layout with these first steps. I've had to darken the photo to be able to see it here at all.