I´m gearing up for a major art Fair here in Spain in Marbella. For some time I have been meaning to do a first communion portfolio piece as the Spanish spend a fortune on communions. It is 73 x 60cm.
The first stage is just a quick placing of the figure on the canvas using ultramarine as the background will be a blue. I don´t worry very much about likeness at this stage and drawing errors are fun to track down as I go along.
The next stage is just blocking in face and arms trying to get a feeling for tones and temperature.