Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Evanesce 4

Just finished a painting to submit to the BP Portrait Award 2015 which took most of the month. This is a quick charcoal to take a break from painting. I'll post the submission later after its been rejected.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Evanesce 3

This one is a lot better but I still have no idea on where these are going. I think that I'll do a series of five and then see what's next. I got the reference photo off the internet some time ago but have no idea where, however I'm sure it's:
Alina Phillips
Hopefully she won't mind me using the reference for the drawing. 
The digital work, like all in the series, is just adding colour blending layers and then polishing up parts of the drawing. This is a problem - when do you stop? I can't help smoothing the charcoal around the eyes and then adding a little black/white to enhance them a little or more importantly give the picture the same feel as the original.