Sunday, April 25, 2010
White Hawk, Stage 1
The shadow side of the face is comprised of Transparent Red Oxide (TRO) and Transparent Yellow Oxide (TYO). The areas receiving light have been painted with Perm Alizarin Crimson and Lemon Yellow. Shadow purples are mixed with Cobalt Blue and the reds, while the the shadow greens are Cobalt Blue and yellows. I am hoping to increase the resemblance to White Hawk but right now the face looks a little long and narrow. The eyes have been started with a layer of TYO and TRO.
When I saturated the photo of White Hawk I could see lots of blues, purples and reds in his hair. Masking fluid was used to retain some lights before adding the color. Now the masking fluid has been removed so I can look at the shape and light placement in the hair. Before going darker with the hair, masking fluid will be applied again.