Portrait Of Ruby – How-to guide

Posted by on Sep 4, 2011 in Technique | No Comments

Painting a portrait in three hours using quick-drying Acrylic creates its own problems. Here’s how I tackled it!

PORTRAIT – ‘Ruby’ – Step by Step

I prepared a 37 x 53 cm board with several coats of household matt emulsion.

1. First lay-in of colour, tones, shadow areas and establishing the composition on the board.

2. Drawing in the features and establishing hair, head and body shapes. Balancing colour values.

3, Refining features. I decided to leave out the design on the red T-shirt

4. Finished portrait with background painted in and final detail in shadow and highlight areas.

TIME TAKEN: ± 2hours 30mins

MEDIA: Acrylic on board