Monday, June 4, 2012

Edit: Thought I'd post a little bit of progress, it's crazy how much a few lines around the mouth can fix it up. At first I was like 'man that is not my mouth at all' but I shifted the shadows around a bit and VOILA! Now he could be my distant cousin, har har. I think the dark background is helping. I'm trying to be really bold with that exciting orange flesh colour, it's a colour I'd normally stay away from because it's very bold. Portrait study - second pass

Trying to get that blue/orange relationship going here, too. Colour relationship are very mysterious to me. Anything colour related that is working in this painting I feel I owe to three of many amazing OCAD instructors: Gillian Isles, Harvey Chan and Robert Berger, all three fantastic artists and teachers.

5 comments:

Harvey Chan said...
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Harvey Chan said...

Very painterly even it's digital. Love the intense emotion. but why so serious :))

Alexis said...

Harvey, thank you for taking the time to look! I appreciate it :)

I can't keep a smile long enough to paint it, I don't know how life drawing models manage!

Nicholas Hong said...

beautiful color! I love your sketches from previous post!

alexis said...

Thank you Nicholas!!