Monday, April 30, 2007

second portrait; muuuuch better. this one i'm going to work on as soon as i finish typing. this will be my alien girl. it turned out a lot better than the first one but then this is my hand made canvas and i have an easier time drawing/painting women. i didn't really know what to do with the greek guy (i mean look at his neck and ears, ha. my teacher is going to laugh himself sick) not only that but the greek guy painting canvas was bought from Wal-Mart (shoot me now) one more portrait by next Tuesday. will be in acrylic (much faster) this one is in oil.

terrible photo. rushed painting. in general, unhappy with it but tomorrow it's due and the paint hasn't even dried yet. all the shiny parts are the parts i just painted. the problem with oils; two portraits due this week and the paint doesn't dry fast enough to really get them done properly. next picture:

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Oil painting part one. of how many parts i don't know because oil painting is a pain in the rear i am discovering.
this painting is after hour and half of painting. from the previous post. i have no idea how i'm going to do the glasses (how do you do glass in oils? should be interesting) It looks like a Greek mask doesn't it? i think it's interesting looking like this. my digital camera sort of washed out the tones; it's most blue-green and vibrant in person. so now i wait for it to dry a little before going on to do hair and adding more contrast ect. ect.