THE DAILY ARTIST
After 20 hours of work I’m done with this painting.
I’ve begin to notice that I work better on rendering subtle flesh tones when I’m working over slightly dry paint.
It is interesting how diverse the colors are in skin tones, I find myself painting green skin very often.
This whole 2 hour session was spent on the dark side of the model’s back and the cast shadows.
I feel like this painting is starting to progress now after putting layers upon layers of subtle skin tone over subtle skin tone.
Today and yesterday has really felt like an up hill battle with this painting.
Today’s painting session was full of small changes and I feel like I didn’t progress much.
Whenever I start a painting, or in this case starting again, I spend some time trying to figure out where to start. Sometimes it is easy and sometimes it is difficult, like today.
For this session I did a high chroma block-in of the figure. Chroma, is referring to the intensity of the colors.
In order to facilitate a better glazing experience I have started a second painting so that I can give the first painting ample time to dry.