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This is the beginning of a commission I'm working on. I started this a month ago. I thought I'd share each step along the way . Here's Day #1. Check back tomorrow for #2.
As you can see here....I usually tone my canvas instead of painting directly on a fresh white surface. I tend to like using light red too. Just something about red to me. It's gotta be somewhere in my work.
Next step is transfering a light drawing from a sheet of paper where I work out details. Most the time I like to just us oils and place contour lines to start. When working on a project like this, I need to have a more precise placement of objects in the image.