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Thursday, 2 December 2010

A Portrait for Christmas

This portrait is now ready for Santa to deliver! For the last three stages work goes into getting the skin tone right by adding layers and layers of different coloured glazes. I added reds oranges and purples to lips, ears, neck and around the eyes; yellow and burnt sienna to the sides of the face, chin, forehead and under the eyes. I added light brush strokes of paynes grey to indicate slight stubble and used the same colour to darken his hair with highlights of titanium white to finish off.

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1 comment:

  1. Fantastic Kate you have captured Roy completely. He has a dry sense of humour and it shows in his grin he is a lovely man my wife will be overcome with it what a wonderful treasure.
    Thank you