Hi Matt. I wanted to get this out of the pipeline first, I won’t submit this for the long critique because I don’t love it. I already finished my second painting and am about to start a third one.
For this one, I was way off with the traditional likeness so it was an uphill battle with the paint. I have 2 issues
- Some pointers on how you approach front views. Front views seem like an entirely different drawing subject. No perspective and a lot of symmetry to track. Do you have a formula that works?
- Keying the drawing. Since I did the Catherine pieces, I started to work very timidly and don’t commit to the super opaque lights. I think a solution could be starting with a brighter canvas that sets a higher key. This piece looks so dark on Instagram.
This was done in a day and a half, practicing for the mid-tier commissions.