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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Special Edition in Progress

       While I've made much more progress than shown, these are the latest updates on the Halo Portrait.  I've since been tweaking the lips as they should have a more pleasant look to them.  It sort of puts a scowl in the eyes and I'm in the process of fixing that. 

        Since you can't erase a burn you must do all the tweaking in the planning, however, occasionally it is too hard to convey all of your details onto the wood and you must recreate it again by hand.  So I am using the actual photograph for reference. 

        I am still a little unsure about how I will portray the amber light behind him.  I don't want to ruin the beautiful wood grain with char marks... so I am considering coloring it as amberish as I can where it will stand off the wood noticeably and not appear like a strange blob over his head. 

         The shimmery luminescence of his tie will be hard to capture but I will certainly do my best.  After all, with my new Optima burner I have plenty of potential within my reach. 

         I've finished his hair completely and moved on the the lapels of his coat.  I will begin detailing the ear soon.  Ears, like eyes, can make or break a portrait, especially a profile like this one. 

         I should say all important face details such as the lips, chin, nose, cheekbones, eyes, eyeset, eyebrows, and ears make the face.  They ARE the face.  Enough said.  Thankyou for visiting.

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Painting workshop said...

Great work of art! The face details looks great as well! Thanks for sharing this!...Daniel

Laurisa said...

Thankyou for coming back and commenting. I am quite honored to even attempt a portrait as famous as this one.