Thursday, February 7, 2013

Artist demo

Max, demonstration, oil on panel, 12"x16"

Stage 1, 
Underpainting with raw umber using Grisalle technique.

Stage 2,
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.

Stage 3,
I corrected the anatomical composition because the head looked a little too big.

Stage 4,
I paid attention to the anatomical accuracy and edges where the light values of the face and the hands meet the background.

Final stage,
I made the background more spacious by adding light values near the head, the focal point.

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