|next washes on "a prayer for my people"|
|moving on:"a prayer for my people"|
this next mini-step focused on the temple area and beginning of her t-shirt which defines the lower edge of her chin/jaw. the former was accomplished using a #10 round and applying a swatch of cerulean blue just lateral to the eye and working both up, down, and into the hairline with the flesh hues. the latter was a combination of turquoise blue and cerulean blue mixed on the paper.
|final steps today|
in looking at the progress to date. i noticed that the lower portion of her face from nose on down was too prominent. true there was some foreshortening as her head is tilted back, but still...... so i scrubbed out the t-shirt and wash in the mid line above the lips and moved everything north about a 1/2". i didn't really draw this in before hand with a pencil but ad libed it with the brush and paint. i am much happier with this configuration. after fixing this anatomical snafu, i turned to the forehead. the far area was painted first using the #10 round and some of the flesh colors adding more cerulean to cool down the area as i moved into the center and hairline. i didn't want much of a separation here so i painted the hair in with cerulean blue and burnt sienna. as i moved to her *left* i added more blue to the hair wash and warmed up the forehead wash by adding more red/yellow to the mix. i scratched in the hair with a palette knife. that's about all the time i have today so i am off to do errands and pick up my spouse from work. more tomorrow.