Friday, December 23, 2005

Malachy Portrait: WIP II

Hi everyone. I managed to squeeze a little more painting into these busy times yesterday and thought I would put the updated image on the blog.

As a refresher, I've got the previous three versions here, starting with the sketch.
I'm gradually getting the gray covered. I'm a little nervous about the uneven flesh tones. I have this nightmare of just covering it with layer after layer and never being satisfied with it. I'll just try not to think about that.

What I did do differently on this one was use a glaze to warm up his face, especially along the borders of the shadow. I've never done that with acrylic human portraits before and it worked better than I expected it. I'll try using it earlier on in the process next time because layering may be slow but it is much easier than trying to mix the right color before hand.


Steph Stanger said...

why do you call it WIP?

Kim Traynor said...

Work in progress, it's what cool people say.

Crystal said...

Don't you guys live together?