It's been a while since I posted. In fact, it's been over a year since I finished anything other than a journal page:-/
But, the urge to paint and draw has been niggling, all this while, and so, this week, I sat down to start a new project - another portrait of my youngest son.
The picture is in its early stages, right now.
I've started with light shading, rather than a pale wash, this time - reds, blues and browns. Then, I've laid down very light skin tones over the top. There's lots more layers to go, yet, especially as the grey ground seems to swallow up the pigment. At the moment, I'm applying yellows and pinks to bring out the glow of the skin and, at the same time, I'll keep adding more reds, blues, greys and brown to add definition.
While I was at a standstill with my art, I dabbled in a bit of photography and discovered a new passion!
The bottom photo shows my reference photo after a bit of photo-editing. I've found that I really, really love being creative with portrait photography - both as an aid to artwork and as an art in itself. So, now I have a new hobby that I can blog about:-)
But, right now, I'm on an art type of roll, so it's back to the drawing board...