Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Almost Time to Get Back to the Bridge ...

I've painted his shirt, and put in a w/w wash of aureolin, quin. gold and quin. burnt orange for the background.  I am debating whether to go darker overall to enhance the backlit effect. Other than some minor touch-ups, Andy is done. 

Here, I've worked more on the features ...

and shading of the face and neck.

To tone down the variations in hair color, I did a w/w wash over all, with two hues of brown. I sent an email photo to my 2nd harshest critic [my aunt - I'm the harshest] and she thought the sketch looked better. Hmmm ...  

I think the two portraits are almost finished, so it looks like I'll get back to the bridge later today ... or start something new!

As always, your comments are most welcome.