Transferring the sketch to the canvas and then blocking in the values

The first step in the painting is to transfer the sketch to the canvas, and then to block in the color values. This step is done in acrylic which is quick drying and easy to correct.

I have used a Cerulean blue, mixed with Orange to lower the intensity. I do this to cool down the shadows and the image in the mirror. This will help with the contrast when I add the warmer skin tones.