Started working on ear and extended arm and hand:
More skin tone layers all over. Finalized mouth and eyes:
Where I left off last week:
Just wanted to say thanks so much for all of your support and encouragement as usual! Posting a tad early here because well with tomorrow being St.Patrick's day and with a name like McMenamin you know I'm making corned beef and cabbage for dinner and will be busy in the kitchen from early in the morning! Also half of my brew is off from school tomorrow so I won't have the normal amount of piece and quiet I usually have on Monday's. Argh! Although I don't have a drop of Irish blood in me I married someone that has a lot of it and so will be very dissapointed if I don't serve all the fixings! On another note, this piece has tested me thus far so all of your feedback has been a very positive source of inspiration. Here are a couple of more stages of my illo starting with last week's piece at the bottom and all the way to where I am right now. Oh and by the way it is an oil. I use MAX water soluble oil paints with "QuickDry Alkyd" gel as a medium. It has a drying agent in it and works miraculously! The painting dries to the touch overnight. I also use Turpenoid a non toxic kind of fake turpentine made from pine tree sap. Eventhough the paints are water soluble in still takes a while to clean the brushes with soap and water so I soak then in the turpenoid first rinse then do the soap and water. I really hope to finish this piece by the end of the week well with Easter coming and a few festivities we're going to have I know I'll never get any artwork done next weekend! Anyway, let me know your thoughts positive and negative of course. It all helps. have a wonderfully productive week!