Thursday, 22 January 2015

Tone

These have not photographed well and it's just as well that capturing a likeness is not that important yet!
Getting a good range of tones was tonight's task. 

I'm going to have to do something about my eyes though, I'm struggling to see much detail at any distance. Perhaps I need to do what some of the Portrait Artist of the Year contestants do; get a ipad, take a photo and zoom right in!


Thursday, 15 January 2015

Back to the class

Portraiture this term, something that I really want to be better at. 
Tonight is all about line and volume, using a continuous line to build up the shapes that make up the head. The idea being that one learns to place the features in space and relative to each other, and not losing your way by concentrating so much on likeness.
I was right on the far end so it was the profile for me (oh, and there was a skull involved).