Thursday, May 05, 2011

Portrait Marathon: Grover, stage 2

Grover, in a blue mood, begins his journey into portraithood.  He's got a long way to go, but I like to show you the basic underpainting stage.  This is really where the painting is anchored.  It can be a bit off at this stage, but the closer it is here, the easier the rest is.  For instance, the pupils in the eyes need to be matched a little better, and the texture in the fleece stuffy he rests his head on will need a lot of work, yet (now it looks like weird veins or roots coming out of his head!  :P ).  But, the brindling is in place, the darks are well-established, the shapes are well in hand, his eyes, nose and ears are pretty much how I want them.
The devil's in the details, but I feel like I've got a good start, here.

I've had some interest in the workshop I'm having at my home May 15th!  I wish you could all be there!  Maybe I can get my beloved husband to take some pictures to share with you, anyway.  If anyone does want to come, let me know.  Even if you're from away.  It could be fun!

Okay, back to work!

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