Sunday, November 11, 2018

Maverick finished

I've worked the last couple of days on this doing tiny touch ups all over it and finishing the side edges. I have to wait for tomorrow until I can get a good photo because it's dark already and I need daylight. But unless I see something wrong tomorrow, it's finished. Now I can start my Xmas decorating. :-)

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Maverick step 8

Today I am close to finished on the face and the underpainting is done on the hair. I need to let it dry to do some fine details and also need some time to get a fresh look at it to see what needs fixing now. This isn't a good photo.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Step 7

Another couple of hours work and the skin tones are starting to become smoother. I'm having trouble mixing the right red for the lips so I'll try a different red tomorrow. I also worked on filling in some of the underpainting on the hair.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Step 6

Today's work will be very hard to see. It was a matter of working all over the face correcting small areas of colour, value, shape etc. Still a long way to go. I think it's only about half done. More tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Step 5

This shows a combination of yesterday's and today's progress. I'm still working my way around adjusting both large areas of colour to shape the features and fine areas of blending or details. Lots of work to go yet.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Step 4

Another couple hours working on this. I'm fighting the consistency of the paint the whole time. And it doesn't help that the reference image isn't very good for the colours. However, I'll just keep working at it and hopefully it will turn out ok.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Maverick step 3

I've been sick with a cold and didn't feel like painting for a few days. I'm gradually feeling better so I did another couple of hours this morning. I'm rethinking all I've already done and I almost feel like starting over with a better reference image. I don't like the quality of it and it's effecting the painting. I'll finish this one though and then maybe start a larger one from a different photo for me. I am reworking almost all the skin tones because I didn't like them and they will have to be reworked again. I am sure this will be the painting where I try glazing at the end.