Tuesday, March 06, 2012

FPM #9: Sammi is done!

Sammi - work in progress
5" x 5" acrylic on canvas
©Xan Blackburn 2012
Fall Portrait Marathon, Sammi  

Sammi's portrait wrapped up pretty quickly.  

While I wait for it to dry enough to scan, I'll show you this intermediate version.  Some of the "magic" white glazing has gone in, and is particularly visible on the tongue here.  The background has gotten several layers, including a worrisome yellow around the edges.  Dear reader, hang on.  All is not lost, but only scaring you so that you'll appreciate the final trick that much more.  

Okay, it's dry enough to scan.  Let's take a look and compare.  I'm not feeling too wordy today (for a change!), so I'll just give you the visuals.

5" x 5" acrylic on canvas
©Xan Blackburn 2012
That's better, right?

Now, on to the very last portrait for the FALL Portrait Marathon: Cara Lea's kitty, Cosmo!

A fitting end to the marathon, since it has been a fundraiser for the feral cat rescue organization, Creatures Comfort of Bellingham, WA!

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