Hi there. It's me again, back with another painting. I hope you guys don't mind me posting individual threads for each painting, I've seen other people do it with artwork so, as I said, I hope it's cool. Anyway, on to the subject of the thread.
This acrylic painting took about 3-4 hours. Below the finished product anyone who is interested can see the work in progress, in about half an hour increments. Here it is:
Now to the beginning:
This was about twenty minutes into it. I don't put any lines down when I paint, I just slop everything into position and keep correcting stuff over and over until the features look right. Being careful is just not fun to me, that's why I enjoy painting over drawing these days.
At this point I stopped painting for the night because I just didn't dig the colour scheme. Too much like the reference image, which can be found here.
I also think this looks a bit like the dude who plays Marshall in How I Met Your Mother, at least the top of his head does.
The next day I was just like, fuck it. I hated the colour scheme so I was like, what haven't I done before? So, I went blood crimson and cobalt blue. I was instantly pleased with how much more interesting the colours looked. At this stage I did not realise how zombie/vampirish it would end up looking, I was really just excited to use a colour scheme I hadn't ever used before.
At this point I'm just fixing things here and there, completely unaware of how off position everything is. The next image I completely re-position most of the middle of the face because while I like to paint kind of messily, I try to keep the important features in the right place so it looks like th person I am painting.
Used a lot of black, off white and red to establish the positions of everything here.
Just about finished here. It's funny how knowing where the position of everything is supposed to be makes progress a lot smoother.
And of course, you see the finished result above. I hope you enjoyed this post. If anyone has any questions or comments for me (whether it's advice for me, advice for yourself or a friend or any other random thing) please post it here, or you can send me a note on my deviant art page here.
Thanks to everyone who looks.