Next is my sister, so stay tuned for the rest of this value study, and soon I hope to also post my self-portrait at age 3.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
"Marcia and Harry", 3 7//8" x 3", egg tempera on gessoed panel
Here is the main reference picture I used for this portrait (eliminating myself, and adding behind them the window view from the opposite corner of the restaurant.)
Here is the final version of the miniature portrait of Marcia and Harry. I replaced my original scan with a better one, after also making a few tiny changes to the far right. You will notice in both this instance and in the self-portrait in progress at age 3, that "rim lighting" illuminates the faces around the edges and with reflected light, giving them a soft glow.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
|"Self Portrait, Age 3" in progress, 19 1/2" x 23 1/2", pastel on Pastelmat|
I'm making a bit of progress on the nuances of the facial features and starting to block in the pants and lower portions, so here's another update. Still struggling a bit with this new surface, but I may try a little workable spray fix to see if it helps me refine things further.