Saturday, October 02, 2010
Portrait Study Update
Tonight I've been painting the eyes which still have to be set back into the eye sockets and have more work on the iris and pupil. (Note to Self: paint the eyes first next time.) Both ears have to be shaped and painted and still have to paint the hair area and reshape the forehead, adding shadows to show the top of the forehead is tilting a bit away from the light. I have yet to decide whether I will paint in the beard and moustache that is shown in the reference photo - will probably leave those out because I think he looks better clean shaven. Oh, musn't forget to add laugh lines and darken shadows on the rest of the face.
I bet you are wondering why it is taking me so long to paint this?? It is simple, after awhile I stop painting and look at it off and on while I do something else. It helps me to see areas that need to be altered or adjusted before continuing on with the process.