Monday, October 02, 2006

the underpainting(s)

manuela wash02
Originally uploaded by sigh clone.
This may be a litle risky.... but i decided to let you all watch the work in progress, as a step by step stage.... this is my first wash to get the light and shade areas defined... I'm using a diluted crisom damped with a little purple... two colours I think help he skin tone shadows look warm

I've left the washes very wet at this stage and not worried to much about the pooling or bleeding of colors... the wetness lets me blend the shadows and the accidents of colour blotching often make for more interesting "life" and engery in the fial work... sometimes they just ruin it... so this stage is full of risk... but such is life

manuela wash01

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