For my newest project I had one of my more challenging poses...full body straight from the front - meaning very small facial features and alot of room to have things get tricky!
|the first layer of skin is always the most awkward|
|color palette: yellow ochre, paynes grey, cadmium red dark, burnt umber, carbon black, titanium white, pale portrait pink, quinacridone red, cerulean blue *phew*!|
|and another layer and another layer|
|let the horror begin.|
|burn victim alert!|
You can see the paint never goes on smooth. That comes with alot of drying times and patience.
|Always keep the transfer paper if you use this method!|
Helpful tip! If youre working from a direct model like I am and have used transfer paper to move your sketch onto the canvas - always keep it! If features get lost while putting on skin tones, just try and transfer on some more graphite to help you along the way :)
|oh the humanity!!|
Like my dear friend Kristin Palmer said to me the word Pain is in Painting for a reason!
|okay, wonky eyes, but we're getting somewhere now.|
|there we go that looks better!|
|oh so heavenly|
|now it looks alot more like the model and i can go to sleep relieved :P|
In the end after alot of effort I pulled it out of the burn victim horror and back into the light :)
Plenty of breather breaks, and some determination....hopefully this painting will pull together nicely!
Now - what do you think, pink or dark purple dress....hmmm
Night night everyone!