Remember that portrait I ended up making look like Michael Jackson?
Yea here’s the whole story.
So my portraits are mostly instinctive. I don’t use reference images and just do my thing.
This time I thought maybe if I trace from an image I would save me the time of drawing the image and chances are it would look like more human.
The first mistake, using a charcoal portrait for something I intended to do in crazy colors.
I worked on it…
And worked on it…
And kept fucking it up…
This was the last time I saw it before giving up temporarily.
Then tonight.. since I think I’m back in that impulsive creative phase where I get after 2 am pangs of creativity and actually do something about them.. I took out the sketchbook, pastels, 2 brushed ( 1 eyeliner brush, since I haven’t used brushed in a long time)
No no I didn’t burn it.
I used rubbing alcohol for a technique called underpainting.
It’s like painting a quick wash of colors to lay big structures before adding details.
I was doing opposite here.
I used alcohol to manipulate pigment of painting already done. That brought colours to life.
In no time it started making sense.
This time I burned reference image to ashes in my head and let my own instinct develop the face.
I literally thought I cannot save this one.
Already loving this technique and it’s going to help me a lot in future, probably.
I wanted to do what people do.. and that never ends well with me at least when it comes to art.
So I’m just going to stick to what I do, but adding new techniques along the way.
Quite satisfied at least for now. eyebrows have a little issue but I’m too tired right now, will fix that later.
Would love to have feedback 🙂
Copyright © 2020 stoneronarollercoaster – All rights reserved
Kindly visit my post Warriors Invited To Raise Mental Health Awareness where I invite Mental Health Warriors to submit their blog’s address so that we can join hands to control this wildfire.