Rudolph steiner portrait. This is a commissioned portrait for the Ringwood steiner school. still at the early stages . Have now completed the first layer of skin tone & starting on the second skin tone. this will be a challenging portrait which i’m very happy to take on. I’m working from a black & white reference photo ,which only provides me with the tone variation of skin tone.
12/2/18 update. I have now painted a second layer of skin tone , working on the lights , half tones & shadow areas that begins to enhance the facial fetchers . i,m using muted greys for the shadow mainly ultra marine blue & paynes grey. For the lights naples yellow, lead white & vermillion. for the half tones i’m using terra verte, flesh colour & indian red with raw sienna.
19/2/18. Have added another skin layer on the portrait , now really starting to define the tone variation of the face .this requires a very keen observation to achieve a likeness of the subject.
1/3/18 Another layer of skin tone has been applied with great attention to detail . Have also worked on the eyes .