Saturday, 15 October 2011

6th Lesson - Portrait

I painted in the sunnies - I was thinking of leaving them out but changed my mind.  They have that great reflection of the blue light in the lens that was fun to paint.  Anyway, the hair was this lesson.  I like to give a bit of a halo effect to start with the hair, so it blends into the background.  One shade lighter or darker depending on the tone and colour of the background, I just mess up the edge of the hair to give the head depth.  Start the hair with darks and gradually lighten up with nice smooth brush strokes.  Then it's on to a very fine brush, going over the hair, strand by strand!  Bit tedious, but hopefully looking like hair!

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