In case you don't do Facebook or missed the live stream, here's the archived video. The demo is broken up into six chapters because the stream kept freezing for some reason.
You can skip ahead to episodes 4, 5, and 6 if you want to get to the main part of the painting.
Part 1 Intro—Sketchbook walkthrough
Part 2 —Drawing starts at very end
Part 3 —Pencil drawing and painting background
Part 4—Painting shadows, cutting edges, and defining basic forms.
Part 5—Lighter halftones
Part 6 —Dark accents, refining contours, losing edges
The point of this grisaille study was to present a good exercise for those of you who are getting to know gouache, or who are just getting into painting. You can do most of your drawing with the brush, and here the main focus is on value rather than worrying about color.
The head is one that I sculpted based on George Bridgman's analysis of the head, and it's intended to show the simplified planes of the head, keeping in mind the skull underneath, but ignoring the surface features.
|(b) Highpass filtered face; (c) Lowpass filtered face (source)|
Portraits in the Wild
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