Learning to Paint Portraits
I draw animals and objects, not people. If I draw people, I'm quickly sketching in my sketchbook to tell a story. It's about time I really learned to paint portraits. As anybody who follows me knows, I believe anybody can learn to paint and draw. I guess that means that I can learn to paint better portraits. It just takes practice. Here is my progress so far.
|Learning about plane shifts in the face.||completing my first subtractive charcoal portrait.||My mentor showing me where I got the axis and perspective wrong.|
|Underpainting in oil.||Subtractive underpainting technique.||
My mentor showing me where I got the axis and perspective wrong. Better than the charcoal! I'm learning.
|Adding opaque paint. She is starting to look like a linebacker. I have a tendency to really make big jaws!||Input from my mentor showing me where I messed up on the jaw line and cheek. I'll post the finished painting. eventually.|