Day 2 of 3-Day Portrait

3-Day Portrait: Day 2

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Monday was the second session of the 3-day pose in my portrait painting class at the Multnomah Arts Center. On the first day, I just put in a basic drawing with shapes of cool and warm tones, and worked on the values. On day 2, I refined the drawing, making adjustments to the gesture of the pose, the tilt of the head, and the shadow shapes; I lowered the ear, made the shadow shape under the nose smaller, defined the upper lip and the eyes. I also layed in the structure for the hair and unified the planes  of the face with value adjustments.

Next week I will post day 3, where I further develop the painting and make smaller adgustments to the drawing while emphasizing the form with value and color. Thanks for stopping by!