September 28, 2011 in Artwork
I have finally started a new painting! It is going to be a Christmas present for my boyfriend. Knowing how long it can take me to complete a piece, I figured that it would be a good idea to get started now. Here is the original image that I will be painting from:
Since this is meant to be a Christmas present, I decided to do it the right way. Which is completely opposite of what I usually do. Generally, I pull out the canvas and just start painting. With this piece, I drew an outline on the canvas first. While drawing the outline, I was reminded how useful this step is. I found myself erasing the eyes a bit and at one point, I made his forehead a bit too big (so sorry Henry).
During this first stage, I am focusing on getting the skin color and basic layout in place. This will be the first layer of the piece and may be changed several times before completion.