SDS Portrait Vignette of a Nine Year old Boy

Grisaille Step 1

I am currently working on this portrait vignette is of a nine year old boy measuring (9" x 12"). I was asked not to mention his name so for the time being I will refer to him as "SDS" until a suitable title is found. I am using this painting for a step by step tutorial of my working technique. Make sure to sign up for Email notification or start to follow the blog to work along. Click on the links for the step by step instructions and material lists.

Wash in Completed

Finished

Wash In Procedure

As the painting developed further, the solidity of the head developed further as well. There are still some areas that could be better, but I will make sure to look out for them when the first layer of the gray grizaille is applied.

I also decided to take out the stick and do away with the shadow on the cheek. That element did nothing to enhance the painting and therefore was taken out. Before moving further ahead this layer has to completely dry to the touch, so that the Umber does not mix with the next layer.

Starting the

Wash In Procedure

Wash in 2

As you can see all I have done is refined the painting further working towards a three dimensional feel. I am still debating if I want to keep the stick in the background. It intersects areas in an undesirable way and is really not doing wonders for the composition.

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