Sunday, March 25, 2012
Au Courant Orchestra II (Breakdown)
Step 4: Final image. Went back and forth between graphite, acrylic washes, and popping highlights with white gouache. The final step was to cover the image with clear acrylic gloss medium because some areas were matte and some were glossy, doing this unifies the sheen of the image and helps, in my opinion, to punch up some of the lost contrast.
Step 3: Layout of background elements, and continuing to tweak the figure's values.
Step 2: Basic portrait and hands. Used graphite and charcoal to keep the rendering soft on the skin.
Step 1: Blocking in basic proportions and values of the figure. Used black acrylic for darkest dark value, ink wash, and graphite for mid tone values.