This time one of the projects for the color group is portraiture, it was supposed to be better to choose someone we don't personally know yet I wanted someone familiar and since Alice will be airing soon it felt like a good idea to make my own little homage to genius Tim Burton, plus there are beard and wrinkles and colored glasses and crazy hairdo, that can't fail!
So far I've finished the value study, after hours of hard work while I was doing the pencils it was surprisingly fast and easy to do the monochromatic painting, half hour aprox. and enjoyed one single second of it, no struggles, not doubts, no pains, just fun! Maybe so because I wasn't putting any pressure on me, just thinking that it was only an intermediate step and any error could be fixed in the final piece.
I should have done it in a better paper but I just wanted to bring on the paint so I did it over the pencil drawing. How I managed to splash paint on the other side of the little palette remains a mistery...
Now there's only the finished painting to do, I'll try to approach it relaxed, if I mess it I will always have this one, right? Who am I trying to deceive, I'll be nervous and hesitant because I want a great final portrait, the sky is the limit!
Here are the pencils before adding paint (click to enlarge):
Links to the whole WIP: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, Step 4, Step 5
7 hours ago