Portrait Online by Iain McDonald
The following painting, completed during December 2004, was painted in acrylic on canvas.
Using a digital camera I recorded the various stages of the painting. Click on any image
to see a larger version in a new window.
Photographs 1 and 2
Firstly a detailed pencil drawing was done, you can see the faint outlines of a grid in photo 1,
to help me speed up the initial sketch and position the subject squarely in the centre of the canvas.
The only reference was a single 6 x 4 inch photograph. As long as the photograph is clear
this is all that is required.
The second photo shows the first thin layers of colour being applied.
Photographs 3, 4 and 5
In these three photos you can see some darker tones appearing, especially around the eyes and mouth. Photo 4, taken
in warmer light during a (brief!) sunny spell, shows more tone applied around the glasses eyes
Here the eyes and mouths have almost been completed, with more dark tones and highlights applied across both
The painting is nearing completion now, with the clothes and background beginning to take shape.
Photographs 8 and 9
Finally the painting is complete, the background finished and final touches and highlights applied.
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