trying to get better at values. crits are welcome.
as to my process to approach this craziness of painting.
-very quick vauge drawing of major shapes. head, hair. placement of eyes nose lips, nothing else (except an indication of the core shadow because it was so dark).
-laying down core greys, darker BG light face.
-block in darks to shape face valumes. large brush.
-smallish/mediam brush. pull out lights and control edges to create smaller volumes of eye nose, chin and lips.
-then darkest darks and highlights
-blend crap to create gradations.
i'm having trouble with brush control and likness, but i think that will come with practice and more attention to my drawing.
please, crits are MORE than welcome. i need to grow like a flower
traditional is Soooooooooo hard for me. i can't get used to the material and have little control of my brush stroke size. anywho, thats for another time. i could use tons of help in that area.