Saturday, February 28, 2009

A traditional method of painting a portrait 2

The underpainting stage is nearly complete.

Continuing to work in fast drying acrylics, I have built up the detail in the various features. Close attention has been paid to the patterns of light and shade in the face whilst at the same time keeping them slightly lighter than will be required in the finished painting. The likeness has begun to emerge.
So far I have not had the problem of dealing with colour and been able to concentrate on the accuracy of likeness and tone. It is now time to change this somewhat ghostly image into a living person.

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