Sunday, March 22, 2009

More Portrait, More Ale

Two mugs? Worked on the neck and ear today. Starting to get a feel for how I need to work if I want to add more detail but still keep the painting relatively direct. I'm laying in the form in a given area, broadly and somewhat thick(except for the shadow) and then modifying and knitting the forms together with smaller forms and connecting lights. It worked pretty well on the neck. At this point I'm thinking of the entire first skin as an underpainting that's going to need to be repainted and unified. "Crackers and Ale" is mostly complete I just want to find a little more light on the black cloth and I might have overdone the rust spots on the tankard so I'll probably go back into that area as well.

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