Monday, December 27, 2010

Fiddly bits

- are being worked on as I go. Can't wait to get to the ornate ribbon
to use the trick I've had up my sleeve! But first the mask...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mask on mask

the eye mask of the facemask first pass.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The need to sell

is very strong, at least for this one as the 4.75 yr old is afraid of
it and wants me to hide it! Adding in some warm tones now to work off
the cools. Testing iridescent gold with yellow ochre/ my black.
White needs to warm up quite a bit!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Heavy body paint

Seemed like a good idea, but totally lacks enough pigment for thin
applications. Luckly this is a thick puppy, so can take full advantage.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I'm amazed what a nice black can come from a primary mix. Not flat at
all. Having to really push the gamma down to see the folds in the

Next up

One of two on the go

Monday, December 13, 2010

Painting vs reality

Here they are side by side:

Final lighting

well, I would love to keep futzing because the bounce lighting on the churches was incredible but must get some more work finished for the show. This was quite the challenge putting the lighting in based on several reference photos from different angles. I loved my reference photo I took, but with the dull lighting and scaffolding all over it, it needed a little work!