Thursday, October 27, 2022

Final photo of finished portrait

 It’s done and waxed. Just have the framing to complete.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Sonny - finished

 I’m calling this done. Two final washes of colour on the skin tones and I signed it. This isn’t a good photo. It’s very dark and cloudy today. I’ll post a better one when I have it.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Sonny - step 15

 This morning I worked on very fine details all over the face.I think I’m ready to start the final overall washes. I’ll wait one day to make sure I’m happy with it first.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Sonny - step 14

 I worked mostly on the nose and a little on the eyes. I also added another wash on the background to correct some issues with it. The paper looks wrinkled because it stretches when it’s wet.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Sonny - step 13

 I joined yesterday’s and today’s progress together because the changes are too small to be noticeable but each one works toward a closer resemblance. It’s still all about working out values on the face.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Sonny - step 12

 This morning I only was able to work an hour because the paper became too wet. It needs to dry a few hours. 

This is the careful and slow part. I have to check on the values that they are light enough or dark enough and they are all in the right places. It involves putting on colour and shaping it into the right areas. Once all the values are right then I’ll correct the overall colour.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Sonny - step 11

 I did a couple of touch ups on the shadows on the shirt but spent most of the time on the face. I’m blocking in light and dark values. It looks strange because I have to go back and lighten some and darken others but it got too wet to work with any farther. I’m still far from details. 

This photo looks a little wonky. I’ll get a better one tomorrow.