Re: After Sargent WIP
I find that skin looks "dead" when only using the obvious skin tones - earth colors, yellow, red, whites. Skin is richer than that. Try adding just a drop of blue or green to your flesh color - does not sound normal, I know, but it adds a richness. Then glaze with that. Let me know how it turns out.
Also, skin is not the same shade everywhere. Start with your skin color, then add more yellows to the forehead (less blood there), more reds to cheeks and nose (more blood there), more blue/purple to the nose and chin shadows (cooler shadows on warmer skin.)
And what do you mean glazing right over the grisaille? Did you literally put a transparent glaze over the gray, or did you first make an opaque flesh-color layer on the grisaille, and then glaze over that? If you put a glaze direct on the grisaille, how did you get it to go on smoothly without it looking streaky or bad? Please explain if you can.
Last edited by AllisonR : 04-12-2012 at 01:15 PM.