Sunday, May 16, 2010

Next Step

And I thought Chuchy's hair was a workout! So, now I've started on the hair. . . . again, just straight forward painting, it's good to know your brushes and what they can do for you, which ones will hold lots of water, which ones are more stiff and will "draw" with paint for you. I'm keeping one thing in mind . . . as soon as I finish this step, more chocolate! ! ! ! Ok, not really but it's great incentive! Oh, technique? um, I put water down in the area then float some color into it, push it around, remember shape, lights and eventually darks.
Colors I'm using for the hair is New Gamboge, Permanent Rose, Burnt Sienna, accidentally dipped into the last bit of Ultramarine Blue (you may notice some grayish tone in the upper left area) and some Burnt Umbar.
I also did some work on the skin tone, punching up some of the warm areas with New Gamboge, cooling down the shadowy area with Permanent Rose (I stayed away from the Cobalt Blue this time) and a little more Burnt Sienna.
Now it's time for Chocolate! More soon!


Michelle said...

Wow, Pablo! I hope you have a good supply of chocolate on hand. Looks like you'll need it with that challenging hair! It's looking great already.

Nancy Goldman said...

Your texture in the hair is amazing. I can't wait to see the finished painting.

Arti said...

Its taking shape beautifully, Pablo!Great work on hair,obvious thing to say:) Thanks for sharing your WIP.

Pablo Villicaña Lara said...

Thanks for stopping by Michelle, Nancy and Arti! I have really been enjoying catching up on your blogs too!

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