Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Striving For Realism

After reviewing the tutorials and the other information I've gathered over the last year regarding flesh tones, I sat down at the easel today and focused on one of the girls in The Chair. I think the working session was productive; she looks more realistic than any of the others in the painting. And that's what I've been working toward: I'm always disappointed by the fact that the people in my paintings look more like mannequins than real people. Taking a break now— found it stressful to try to figure out the difference in colors between rosy flesh tones, highlights, and deeper bone structure.

The Chair, © 2020, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

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