Wednesday, 19 September 2007

get the structure right

Having taken another look at the under painting I saw that the planes of the face weren't clear, so I brushed on ultramarine blue and lemon yellow, as they go on thinly and dry quickly, to map out the main shadows and highlights. I'm lighting my face with a spotlight mounted on the top of my easel, with a mirror propped next to the canvas, so my head is only about a foot or two away from the canvas I'm working on.


Melanie Rimmer said...

This one looks more 3D than the earlier one.

Yellow said...

Good, I'm glad you get that feeling; that's what I was trying to pin down before I progressed. I think I need to look at the hair and body before I go on, as I don't want a disembodied face floating on the canvas.

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