Hi... first post in the portraiture forum as I am mostly found lurking in Acrylics. The following is a x-post from the forum there. C&C always welcome especially from those that specialise in portraiture.
I have now been painting for a little over 12 months and am still at that point where everytime I sit down to paint I am setting myself goals. This I think, is why my paintings still look a little tight and contrived.
The Eyes have it - to paraphrase the speaker of theHhouse of Commons. So here is the progress of the first of a series of part portraits of popular culture icons.
Thanks to the regular responders to my posts... so much good advice (especially from Maureen re. glazing)
What I am aiming to get out of this...
1. Learn / practise the technique of underpainting / grisaille / glazing process
2. Learn to spot the colours in skin better
3. Practise eyes / noses
4. Do limited feature portraits and still make them recognisable
One more glaze to go plus final detailing.
C&C always welcome. Please tell me if I'm going wrong.