Sunday, 29 May 2011

Self Portrait W.I.P. 02

Ok, Paints, Brushes, Method and Update....

Fig. 1
First things first, a nice Nespresso to wake me up :)

Fig. 2
White Emulsion. I painted on a think layer of this to the canvas first, I wanted to create texture with paint.

Fig. 3
The Blue that I applied next is a B&Q Sarong Tester pot, I am not following any particular method other than enjoying the experimentation and seeing how it turns out. I know that when making flesh tones there is always a dab of blue mixed in so I put a blue base coat to see how it would look. The Brushes for the thick layers are just regular decorating brushes, shown in the photo above.

Fig. 4
These are my collection of brushes, many different brands and sizes, I shall show which ones I use at different stages.

Fig. 5

Fig. 6
Figures 5 & 6 show my general collection of paints, again I will show which ones I use where. The Glass pipet jar paints in figure 6 are mainly just for airbrushing.

Fig. 7
Where the last post left off.

Fig. 8
I wasn't happy with the facial proportions so I decided to paint over with white so I had a clearer canvas to re-paint it.

Fig. 9

Fig. 10
I'm still not sure about the forehead but will see how it goes along.

Fig. 11

Fig. 12
To add more under colour layers I added yellow first.

Fig. 13
Then some crimson, all very watered down with water so they are just washes.

Fig. 14

Fig. 15
This is the stage I got to with the paint brushes, next, some airbrushing.

Fig. 16
I used these brushes to apply the colour....

Fig. 17
....With these paints. These are all emulsion.

Fig. 18
Onto the airbrushing next.... Health & Safety 'n' all.

Fig. 19
The first coat is just a light spray of white to pick out highlighted areas.

Fig. 20
Mixing a very light flesh tone with some White, one drop of crimson and one drop of brilliant yellow. This makes the next layer of airbrushed tone.

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Fig. 22
Break time.... update soon.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Self Portrait W.I.P. 01

I've decided to get back into my traditional painting flow while I have time :)
I will post my progresses up as I go along

It will be a brutally honest self-portrait....