Thursday, May 22, 2014


Lorenzo~ Portrait in Sepia. 
6 days pose.

~: detail :~

Finito! So the portrait of Chiara is finally finished :) 
I always spelt her name as Kiara, but it is an Italian name, so 'Ch' is basically the 'K'. Also, roll the letter R as 'arr' to make it sound really Italian. (kee-aarrah) I'm gradually beginning to love this language :D
Okay, so now that I can't work on it anymore and I have time to look at the picture, I see how I completely forgot to work on the ear! It looks so weird now. I was planning to work on it at the end, but got carried away with the primary details(eyes, nose, mouth). Something to keep in mind, for the next portrait! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Some more portraits

I'm quite excited about the portrait painting that we've started. It's my first portrait painting in color. Took some pictures as I was doing it, so here are the initial stages:

In the afternoon, we do the drawing in studio light. This time we could use a soft medium for drawing and I used a sepia stick for this one. Was quite difficult initially, it's my first attempt at using a soft medium. but I really like the dreamy mood it can create. Need to practice a lot with the medium though!
Better pictures soon!