Last Thursday we completed session 6 of our Portrait Workshop. We're half hay through!
Introduced our last primary pairing (Yellow and Purple).
Continued making drawing modifications.
Preliminary work on value structure.
studies line quality on edges.
I addition, we talked about the importance of diversifying the color palette to avoid colors looking too close to pigmented tones out of a tube. We went over the difference between solvent a carrier (medium).
We talked about the importance of creating a list of visual criteria so we can assess work and make adjustments rather that falling into a habit of constantly resetting each layer and starting from scratch on every session.
On a personal note, I will be working on my portrait until the last minute before submission day/time, providing that I give myself enough time to have it professionally photographed. I don't anticipate coming to a place when I feel my portrait is finished before the due date.
Session #7 Preview:
✏️Starting detail work on least forgiving section of our portrait: facial features.
Focus area: eyes.
✏️Working with full color palette and medium to small brush.
✏️Bring a close-up image of the eyes from your portrait reference. Click here to book your easel, or click on calendar page.
Pointers for next sessions:
We are half way through our workshop. If you plan to join one of our upcoming sessions be aware that your time to go over all the layers we've worked on so far will be limited.
Plan to start your portrait at home or take your painting with you after the session you can attend, so you can work on it as much as you can.
The due date and time to submit our work is Monday 22 January 2018, 11:59pm GMT (3:59pm PST).
These are the three examples of painted portraiture I brought in last Thursday. Artist: Edwige FOUVRY
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