Saturday, March 23, 2013
Coded Thoughts WIP 3
What a difference a day can make...The preliminary washes take a long time to do - glaze upon glaze slowly building up the contours of the face and then with just a few final skin tone washes in one afternoon the portrait then comes to life. I still have the eye brows to darken slightly but this is easier to do once I have at least some of the hair painted in so I'm waiting to finish these for the moment.
Today I also adjusted the pupil on the left side as you look at the painting on the screen because it was looking a little higher than the eye on the right. Its only a millimetre or two down now but in portraiture every millimetre counts.