Tuesday, March 21, 2017

abundance : step by step process

Abundance : mixed media portrait on canvas


While painting 'Abundance', one the mixed media portraits in my Gaia Series, I took a few in progress photos. You can follow the process below.

(Of course, the reality is that there aren't really just 5 steps.) :-)



Step 1 : the drawing and blocking in of the darkest shadows over the collaged background



Step 2 : modelling the face in shades of grey


Step 3 : working in natural skin tones. Blocking in the flowers and background.


Step 4 : adding more colour to the skin tones. Working on each flower petal and leaf to make them more 3D.


Step 5 : Final painting

Questions?

If you have any questions, just fire away in the comments below.








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