Painting of my friend approximately 72 hours... oil on canvas.
The hair and the shadows it casts on the face are done really nicely.
Very amazing piece!!!!
such a beautiful lips!
Love the image and colour shading
Wow! very realistic! Amazing!
Excellent work, love the shadows!
I really like the warm skin tone. Very nice! The realism is amazing too.
wow that's just beautiful, I like the play of lights and shadows!
this is so good, i love it.
great job! love the flesh tones...
Thank you! suprisingly the skin was the longest part of the process. I had thought it was going to be the hair lol
WOW Amazing work, this is very impressive !
Love it !
Love it !
Please write/explain your process!!
First I made an outline with pencil on regular paper and then transfered it to a canvas. I then put a wash of one color in acrylic. Once that fully dried I made a base layer of colors with the oils. And after that dried (about a week) I went on to each area and added details. Small things like the hair strands and highlights were added last. Hope this helps!
You used acrylic as an undertone...I've never heard of that before, how did the oil stay?
As long as the acrylic has completely dried, there shouldnt be any issue. and Acrylics dry really fast. It really cuts down on the time you need to wait for it to dry. I just use acrylic for the unimportant parts like the wash and whatnot. But yeah once you start using the oils, never touch the acrylics after that. lol
Okay thanks that makes a lot of sense! How much time would you say was cut down by using acrylic?
Not much since I just used it for a wash (but even that is probably about a half a week in drying time, maybe more.) If you use it for the base layer of colors as WELL (i didnt but you can) it would probably save another week.
Wow! Amazing work!