Originally Posted by Delofasht
Zoran, I am really loving this last little one. It has so much vibrancy, how did you like the tempera (assuming as underpainting?) with oils as well? Do you consider the key of your painting, design, and overall ratio of contrast before you start or do you kind of build more organically adapting to what is given you in the strokes you make?
Hey Delo!... how are you buddy? Hope all is well. Thanks a lot, really appreciate it! Yeah, you're right it was underpainting in tempera and I quite like it but IMHO you need a nerves of steel (which I don't have
) in order to properly work with tempera... maybe, if I had more time on hand I would like to pursue this challenge but for now, hmmm don't thinks so. Way too many options by just adding different amounts of water, goodness me...
You're right, I prepare the key and by that you probably mean value, right? (as well as other parts) beforehand, but usually on darker side to leave room for the light and lightest light (well, that's the idea, not necessarily that it works, no clue there
). Actually, while working on drawing portraits I learned that by simplifying value range (usually 5 tones from light to dark) I get "near the ballpark" and it makes it easier to judge from there everything inbetween, so it's easier to envision where I want to go beforehand.
Hey, thanks a lot once again and all the best buddy!