Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Weekly Face on Weds #3

This week I went all blue...

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. 


Final piece..


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. 

if you are joining on with weekly faces then please leave a link in the comments. 

Darcy x

P.S, here are some more free templates for you from JAY'S BLOG...




8 comments:

  1. She looks very peaceful! I love the shading, great job!

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  2. Wow Darcy she is beautiful, lost in her own world of peace and tranquility :-)

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  3. Gorgeous, I think my favourite so far..

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  4. Ahh.... so pretty and serene! Love the limited palette you used too =0)

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