I’ve been working on this painting a little bit each night after work. I’m very happy with how it’s turning out. I’m finally starting to get the realism I’ve always tried for. And now it seems like it’s all starting to finally come together. It’s strange , and amazing in a way, that I’ve been able to teach myself color just from what I’d learned about tonal drawing, light and anatomy at the Atelier. I’ve picked up a lot of little things here and there since then. But this is defintely rooted in what I learned from two semesters at the school. I can’t wait to get back there one of these days to put in some real time. No telling what I’ll get out of it then.
This is painting is at about 3 hours. I need to do something with the background. And I’ll probably continue to noodle with the skin tones. But I’m stoked.