Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Alla Prima Portrait

Today Josette came back over, and instead of working on the drawing we had started, I went straight to painting. The drawing was a great exercise to work out placement of features and getting to know the model's face. But the drawing will take considerable time to build up all of the values, so I'd rather paint from life, it will go quicker for me and I will get more out of it.

I did snap a few photos to work on modeling some of the features. There is so much pressure for time when you have someone sitting - got to draw, mix colors, model features, etc. So I will work on it some this week and hopefully be ready to finish it next week with another sitting.
This is just a rough basic block in and making a few color notes, looks nothing like her yet!

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