Monday, February 2, 2009

Next Layer

The next step is to add the 'apple in the cheek,' which in classical painting terms means to add a thin red glaze over the green under-painting around the cheek bones and all areas where the bone comes close to the skin---tip of nose and fingertips, etc. I am using Vermillion in lighter areas and Cadmium Red in darker areas. It is intentionally overdone because it will soften considerably and smooth out as I continue to build up layers of flesh tones and place cool layers on top of warm layers. I have also begun to lay in the first layer of the hair around the face to help me perceive better whether the values on the face are approaching what I want.

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