This painting is very small, you can probably tell from the grain of the canvas, Im using sheets of pre-primed canvas. With these sheets I have made a Japanese Binded book, you can see how that turned out in one of my later post here.
|When starting the painting I found it helped to quickly sketch out in a thin brown wash the features of the face. I dont usually do this, I normally start off in one area and spread out hoping for the best.|
|My acrylic red goes very orange when you add white, making it hard to get his pink rosey cheeks.|
|Did this portrait a while ago, at the time I was struggling to get a natural skin tone as it looks very purple. I spent ages on the nose, well to be honest I took far too long to do this painting, have a look how I did it below.|
More paintings soon to come!