Saturday, July 3, 2010

Major Catch-Up.

It's been eons since I've seen you, blog. Sorry about the long absence. Catching up to the present would require several posts, which was daunting, and putting it off just increased the intimidation factor. But at last I've got up the courage to start. ;)
So. let's start with the end of school; two months ago now, it was.

Final project of the semester: self-portrait.
The sequential images were so popular with the fall painting, so I thought I'd try it again.

begin: light wash coat and sketch on the canvas.
another coat: wipe out the highlights while it's still wet.
darken the shadow areas.
darken again.
and again.
adding in color, waiting for face to dry.
ultramarine blue coat for skin tone base.
more color.
yellow ochre over the blue for more base build-up.
at last, actual skin color! eesh it looks ghastly here.
that's better.
darken those shadows!
add in the details.
final product. :)


  1. Love love love! Soo cool to see the portrait from begining to end! :) Love ya!

  2. It looks even better than I remember it! :) Nice to see the whole progression again. Great work!

  3. that is absolutely stunning.

    you are very talented.

    from the appleseed!

  4. Love looking at the progression of this incredible piece of art!