Finally I Got Off Ep Long Enough to Do Some Work!
Hey art fans! :D
I have done it! I got away from EP long enough to actually do some bloody work! LOL.
Albeit, not paid work; but that's okay. I am hoping I can use this as an example of what I do so I can get some paid work.
I recently met a guy on EP who has just set-up a page on facebook so that artists such as myself can exhibit for free. With a bit of luck I'll find a client somewhere, or rather, one will find me.
So.. I did a little sketch yesterday afternoon. Spent a while just getting the lines as accurate as possible, and today spent most of the day painting over it in pastel. The work is nearly finished now so I thought I'd take a quick break to do some EPing.
So here's a few pics for those who are interested. This is my (not quite finished) portrait of a "mystery" EPeep. You'll notice she still lacks a bit of colour, I wanted to wait until I knew what sort of overall tone the portrait would have before darkening the face too much with the richer colours.
So here it is, let me know what you think please!
First light colours applied here to see what kind of colours I fancy using on this picture.
Here I have begun adding the burnt umber to give me a dark tone to work toward as I fill-in the features.
Almost done now. Just needs some richer shades adding to the face to bring madame to life. :) Time for a coffee! LOL
A close-up shot of the nearly finished portrait of the mystery EPeep. I hope you all enjoyed and will give me lots of feedback.
I'll edit the story tomorrow, to include the finished work.
Hey. It's tomorrow! So here's the (probably) finished portrait:
Unfortunately the sun has not shown itself at all today, and as a result the lighting has changed. The whole picture appears somewhat cooler in hue than it was yesterday.. you'll notice that most on the blue areas. This means that you can't see the change in the skin colour, which is a pity. I'll try to get another photo soon and swap it for this one, I can't say when though.. that's up to the weather.
The same stage. Probably ready to sign and apply fixative. Just a close-up photo to show the detail a bit better.
Hope you all enjoyed. :)