This is on 200gm Amedeo paper 420x290mm.
Here is the preliminary sketch I did on an A3 printer paper. At last I feel like I am getting the hang of portraits. I hesitate to say figures though I know I have improved in this area – Thinks: “Thanks Burne Hogarth”. I have just read about the muscles in the neck. And all of a sudden all I can see are sternomastoids – which are very beautiful to me. I drew a woman in the row in front of me in church this morning – and there it was. Check it out:
What a beautiful neck! Here is another figure and portrait I started last weekend but could not finish as I had too much consulting – which is quite a nice problem to be sure.
Here is the preliminary sketch (OK the last one – the first few were harder work.
And here is the painting. It is on Fabriano which feels a bit chalky to me and the colours start soaking and blotting if I push the paper too hard. I have a block of Bockingford that Herr Reid uses and I am looking forward to trying that.
Then I did a closer up. Here is my final sketch of a few.