Thursday, January 24, 2013
Emora's portrait unveiled
There were massive problems at this point as my graph was off. I finally erased all her face and scanned her picture, recalculated and got the graph accurate. It was very frustrating.
Basically, the process is doing the photo 3 times with what is called an underpainting. I drew it in detail. Then sprayed this with "workable fixatif". I then painted a watercolor over it, adding layers for the darks and gradations of darks. (I think I forgot to take a picture of that).
Coming along slowly even as my baby is growing older!
Finally to the color stage! Normally, I was just putting on a sketch, then painting and the painting took FOREVER! Probably easily 20-40 hours because I'm super slow. But with the under painting there, I did it in 2 days- about half the hours and lots more fun! Although I lost her face at one point and nearly called Mike in a panic to come rescue it! I still have so much to learn, especially with the skin, but HA- I'm out of kids!! heehee
Next up is to paint her room.
That'll be a lot easier and way more forgiving.
Here are my trio of portraits. It's so nice to have Emora's up. It always felt a bit bad to have the other two and some random kid artwork in the third spot! Each pic was taken in their birth season. I have a babe for 3 of the 4 seasons. Ivan is fall, Dominique- summer and Emora-winter. I guess it's good that she turned 2 in Canada so that it would actually look like winter in her pic!
And here are the real models with their pics. I think it's awesome how they are showing their personalities here too. Ivan is pensive, Dominique the smiling poser and Emora being funny.