models!

So delighted and humbled by generous friends who have donated their time to be a model for me, as I learn to paint. Four! Four! friends have come in. I finally got smart and asked my fourth friend for permission to include his work-in-progress in this blog and he generously agreed.

I’m trying for a balance of likeness and a modern approach to detailing the planes of each face with color. Trying/learning are important words here!

Progress on Model # 4 – I cannot get the photos in the order I want! Top is most recent, middle is first pass, bottom was second. Make sense?

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first pass

final

ok! I think this is it – but I’m going to check in daylight for the colors. I was way off, then mixed the color with a real person – put the paint on their skin (so nice to have a willing partner). So it looks “wrong” to me this evening, but also much better than the chalky colors I was mixing before. Whew!

It’s hard to get the camera to capture the color, too! So this is a whole second effort (see earlier posts) and I’m glad I did it.

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