I started with a sketch using the grid method, this is by far my favourite way of getting things in the right place.
I then blocked in with a limited number of blues.. in fact I only used 2 blues, 1 white,1 black and 1 purple for the whole thing.
I used Daler Rowney Acrylics.
Starting to refine and shade..
I was quite startled at what I could achieve with such a small palette.
I absolutely love this face, she is so serene, and radiating light. As always it was more luck than management, and I doubt I could recreate it.
It is interesting to note that I found the areas of light and shade much easier to work out and blend using just blue instead of a whole range of skin tones.
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