Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Painting in Progress

Here's a few pictures showing how I went about that painting. I usually paint the canvas brownish, with a thin wash, because painting onto a blinding white canvas scares me. I then pencil in where I want everything to go.
 Then I rough in the darks. This means you get the contrasts right from the beginning, and it helps block in the bones of the picture.
 Then some of the mid-tones. I whacked in a bit of sky earlyish this time (usually I do it last) because I was getting a bit disconcerted by the apocalyptic brown sky.

And some time later-


Jessica said...

I'm so happy you blogged this stuff.

Meredith said...

I never knew. That's brilliant. Thanks for sharing.