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11/07/07
Firefly Fantasy Portrait Post 05
Filed under: Studio Painting, Firefly Fantasy Portrait
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 6:09 pm

Today I started on scumbling in some basic facial modeling, added a thumb and painted the “hogs-leg” sawed off Winchester firearm in the females upraised hand. The facial scumbling is sort of a preliminary feeling out of painting the faces. It will all be lost as soon as I start applying color but I find it a good step to familiarize myself with the faces. I would have gone on to painting the faces but I got distracted by that gun, I wanted to get it done. As it turns out it will be the only gun in the painting. After the line drawing was approved the principals decided the pistol in the man’s hand looked odd out of the holster. I couldn’t change the drawing on the canvas since it has been fixed (sprayed with fixative) then the brown wash applied and there was no point in it anyway, I’ll make the change in the painting stage. To make that hand look more at home I added the thumb hooked into the pants.


One Response to “Firefly Fantasy Portrait Post 05”

  1. Henry V Says:
    Fascinating step by step tutorial, the canvas looks even larger then the dimensions you’ve posted so I’m amazed at the speed with which you’re painting this. I look forward to seeing the final work!