Sunday, December 16, 2012

Indian Bride II

Working on a second portrait. Another Indian bride. I love how much I learn from these!

Indian Bride II - step-by-step
Acrylics on canvas
50 x 60 cm
Step 1: Sketched a rough outline on the canvas.

Step 2: Filled in the background color with one color, to hold the painting together. In some areas the background color will show through, creating a whole. When it was dry, I drew the figure in more detail.

Step 3: Blocked in the red parts of her dress, keeping shadows and (high)lights into account.

Step 4: Blocked in her veil, again accounting for darker and lighter areas. The veil is translucent, making it very hard to paint. I will likely come back to it at a later stage.

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