Max, demonstration, oil on panel, 12"x16"
Underpainting with raw umber using Grisalle technique.
I just started to paint the head, by paying attention to the artist's facial expression, an old master's look. In order to match the value of the background and the face, I put the background first.
I corrected the anatomical composition because the head looked a little too big.
I paid attention to the anatomical accuracy and edges where the light values of the face and the hands meet the background.
I made the background more spacious by adding light values near the head, the focal point.