Sunday, February 7, 2010

Moving Along

There's a big difference between the state of the drawing in the last post and this one. I added a lot more color to his face. Having filled in the background a bit, I felt I had a good enough backdrop to judge the effects of adding more layers and different colors to his face.

I continued to add in more layers of Deco Pink, even to most of the highlighted areas, as well as some other lighter colors like Light Peach, Seashell Pink and Soft Pink(CS). In the brightest highlights I only used Titanium Buff,Ivory Oxide and White with a pretty firm pressure. In other areas I layered in a mix of colors, Peach Mineral Orange, Clay Rose, Pink Rose, Goldenrod,Grayed Lavender, Terra Cotta,and even some Blue Violet Lake,all Prismacolor.

There is some Pale Brown(CS) and Dark Brown in the darkest shadow areas, along with Tuscan Red.

I did some more detail work on his eyes. I strengthened the whites and light grays in the whites of the eyes and added blues, grays and white highlights to the pupils. I also did some work on the shadows of the eyelid creases and carefully added his eyelashes. Last but not least I darkened his eyebrows.

There is still a lot of work to be done in darkening the shadow areas more, but I'm pleased with the progress so far.

I had to push myself to keep adding more color. It was hard to see initially that the face was too pale. The progress pictures certainly help me too in showing that there is a real difference from one work session to the next.

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