Thursday, December 17, 2009

If paintings were teenagers

As foretold on this blog, the initial stages of coloring the portrait commission are awkward and abrasive - and, wouldn't you know it, it just shuts down with communication! It won't tell me what's wrong and what needs fixing. Damn you, teenaged painting!

All my portraits go through such stages, but it's uncomfortable every time it happens. Some good stuff is starting to happen with the face, actually making it ahead of schedule in that regard. Usually the face is the last thing to fall into place. The hair is a letdown so far, but a bit of white in the paint should even things out the next round.

The background is still a question, and I have no clue where to go with it. Flat color? Texture? What color? Eh, I'll figure that out LATER!

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