Saturday, September 26, 2009

Acrylic Process: Sonia Sotomayor

Decided to dust off the ol' acrylics and do a quick painting to show some process.

* First I printed out a copy of my graphite drawing from the other day and Matte Mediumed it down onto some Bristol.
You will need a tray with some sort of lip (I use a butcher tray), paper towel (preferably plain white), tracing paper.
* line tray with a damp paper towel, DO NOT SOAK
* place tracing paper on top, acts as a membrane to keep your acrylics moist
--if you want to return to this palette later you can put the acrylics in the freezer

Step 1: "Dark" cool neutral wash
Step 2: added some warms while wash was still wet

Step 3: Emphasized more warms and blocked in the yellow shirt
Step 4: Applied Skin tone and blocked in the hair more to provide contrast

Step 5: Pushed values in the face to add form
Step 6: Brought up the details

The aim of this painting for me was to keep the darks thin and the lights thick.
If you have any questions feel free to ask!


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