Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Green Eyes - Progress 7

Going back to my colored pencil portrait. I've introduced Light Peach, Beige, and Pink Rose to the skin tone. I'm still building up the nose, I have to add more tone to build it up to make it more realistic.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Green Eyes - Progress 6

Here's another update. I used Cream, Deco Pink, and Peach for the skin tone. I think I'm going to add another layer of each color to smooth out the skin. I want to make the light and dark tones transition smoothly to make it look more natural.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Commission

I just got a commission request to do a 5 subject portrait which will be a Christmas gift. I'll be focusing on this commissioned piece for the next few weeks so I can't dedicate as much time to my colored pencil portrait.

I will be working on both pieces at the same time but most of my focus will be on the commissioned piece because of the deadline. Delivery date is November 27th, right after Thanksgiving. This gives me about 3 months to complete.

The client asked for the portrait to be done in graphite. I've started my line drawing. I completed the line drawing for one subject. Once I have the line drawing completed for all 5 subjects, I'll be posting it which should be in a few days.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Green Eyes - Progress 5

Here's a small update for tonight. I added a little bit of the hair and I added another layer of Light Peach and Peach for the skin.

For the hair I'm using Sand, Sienna Brown, Dark Brown, Goldenrod, and a little bit of Black. I'm still playing with my pallette. I'm not sure what colors to use but I'm just having fun mixing and seeing what I come up with. I'll be posting another update soon.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Green Eyes - Progress 4

Here's another update. I'm still working on adding more layers to the skin. I'm hoping to smooth out the tone and make it look more natural and realistic. I also started adding freckles.

So far I'm using Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre, and Dark Brown.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Green Eyes - Progress 3

I'm working on the second eye and starting to add skin tone. I'm using Light Peach, Peach, and Burnt Ochre. I'll be adding more layers as I go along hopefully to smooth out the tone and make it more realistic.