I've started turning the forms on my self portrait. I apologize for the slightly skewed photo but I don't want to move my easel to a vertical position or change anything in the setup that might alter the light. In other words I'm trying to keep things as much like a controlled environment as I can. The work is hard enough to get right as it is without throwing other factors into the equation. I've been reserving my real darks for the balaclava and that has made me want to scale back the darks in my face but I may have to go just a bit darker. I like to stay with one pencil . hb, and get as much range as I can out of that. Kind of like working with a limited palette.
figs original oil painting a day
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