Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Graphite Custom Portrait Commission - Update #9
I have been busy getting ready for my watercolor workshop on Thursday and had last minute company on the weekend so it feels like FOREVER since I have had time to work on this.
Finally made it back to the easel today and made some good progress I think. I de-pouffed his hair quite a bit. I had hoped that by overshooting it and then working into the hair as I often do I could add more texture on the outside edges of his hair but his head size being so small, I don't know if it made any difference.
I think his head may be a bit too pointed on the upper right hand side but I want to confirm that the width of the sides are correct before correcting as if they are I will adjust on the top, if they are too narrow, I will adjust on the side.
I also lighten the wood work on the doors behind him which I will do to the other doors which are not grey in real life. Then finalize the hinges and details on the wall and doors.
I did a bit more work on the reflections in the piano and am continuing to work on the inside details. I think I will also darken the right side of the piano (the leg and above) and then will soften the highlighted areas on the outer edge. Then I will move onto the finishing touches everywhere. Just little tweaks here and there to pull it all together.