acrylics, watercolor, oils, pencil crayon
Painting in progress that I started yesterday. Back to the swing of things! Watched Black Swan on the weekend - good creepy movie. I could never quite figure out what was "real" and what was fantasy/delusion, and when I thought I had it figured out, it changed again.
With this painting I thought I would practice a technique we learned in illustration class last semester that I enjoyed. Involves layering of thin washes of paint, and then lifting out the highlights. Sort of working backwards from the usual light to dark.
Mid-tone color and starting on background. Not sure if my mid-tone was too dark? Natalie Portman has very fair skin, so I'm not sure if my colors reflect that.
Lifting out the lights again. One thing I like about this technique, it's a mix of painting and drawing, and you can work loosely and then tighten up later on.
Here I think I was adding more shadows, because I didn't feel they were dark enough with just the oil wash.