View Full Version : Help! correcting values...

01-30-2007, 01:15 AM
I've done a portrait underpainting with values that are wayyy too dark. Can I scumble over it and retain the relative shadows, or should i do an opaque layer over it, trying to replicate the shadows (which I liked the way they were)?

My camera's charging at the moment, but I'll provide a shot of it when it's done.... ~30-60 min

01-30-2007, 03:26 AM
http://xs511.xs.to/xs511/07052/tnystdy4.JPG (http://xs.to)

This is the state of it right now... I started applying a kinda rosy glaze of titanium white, phenol red medium, and burnt umber. Maybe it'll turn out well anyway? Advice regarding this situation would be greatly appreciated :D

01-30-2007, 08:58 AM
Dueck, you should keep all questions on a painting in the same thread. I almost mentioned the darkness in the other thread but let it pass.

Others may have better ideas so allow some time for answers, I would try using a mixing white over the image or perhaps a thin glaze of titanium white, go in stages so that you don't go to far the OTHER way

01-30-2007, 09:35 AM
They don't appear to be to dark yet. When you do the glazing some of that will soften considerably especially if you any opaque colors or whites in the process. Try to remember that this is a process and going darker and then lighter and then darker is part of the process.