Put a couple hours into further setting the midtones and establishing the desired hue for the monochromatic piece. It is now at a point where I will be able to begin with a darker value of the midtone and start chiseling in the darker areas and begin establishing some detail. Very fun painting to work on, and at about 12 square feet of surface area it is a significant area to work on with an airbrush.
Started a new painting this evening, one which I have been wanting to do for quite some time. It is going to be a monochromatic painting on a large aluminum panel all using Wicked colors.
In this first image, the line drawing is sketched on with a standard HB pencil, just focusing on layout of the necessary elements to ensure the perspective and proper location of the facial elements are correct.
This step about an hour into the initial work is showing very loosely blocking in the shapes and setting the midtones so I can start to establish the values I want for the contrasting layers and upcoming tighter detail work. This is always the stage in the painting where a little faith has to be employed that the next layers are going to start chiseling out the details and start bringing it to life. Really looking forward to pushing through this one and watching it progress.
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At long last this one has been unmasked and is ready for clear. Very happy with the results, and look forward to seeing the ground aluminum background pop against the foreground image.
Have been putting this one off for a while finishing up other work, but got an opportunity to ring in the new year with a late night session on this piece last night. Very close to completion now, it is these final steps of sharpening and highlighting which really make it pop.
Some day to day activity