Readers will gather than I often make several attempts at the same subject until I get a satisfactory result. I have followed this with Sarah, the model at my Bath College Portrait course, and this is positively the last attempt until we resume in a weeks time.
First Stage - Drawing then features. The drawing was further altered when I realised the hair shape was incorrect.
Face and Hair completed.
Sarah - Fabriano Artistico 20" x 14" Extra White Not
I am reasonably happy with this while accepting it is still not perfect. The big problem all along has been getting the eyes right and I've only partially succeeded. However I think it much better than the previous attempts. Colours for the skin were Cadmium Red Light with either Raw Sienna or Cadmium Yellow Light. Cerulean was used to darken the skin colour, all mixed on the paper. Touches of slighter darker Ultramarine around the eyes with some Ivory Black added. The hair is a mixture of Gold Ochre (W & N), Raw Umber (Maimeri) and a little Burnt Umber (Rowney). A spot of red in the corner of the eyes plus just a touch of Hookers Green (Graham). The scarf is Cerulean Blue (Winsor & Newton) and Viridian (Rowney). The pink of the jumper is Quinacridone Rose(Graham PV19).
Brushes, my usual array with the Isabey 6201 Size 6 travel brush for the features and the Isabey 6228 Size 8 Kolinsky and Da Vinci Maestro 10 Kolinsky Size 6 for the rest. I think that is all. Comments welcome as always.