Composing the painting
Composing the painting

A rough sketch is made to arrange and compose the portrait.

Transferring the sketch
Transferring the sketch

The sketch is then transferred to the canvas.

The canvas is toned
The canvas is toned

A Grasaille is created on the toned canvas using sepia and white or black and white.

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Colors are blocked in
Colors are blocked in

Colors are blocked in and forms begin to emerge.

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Darks and lights finalized
Darks and lights finalized

The final portrait is modeled to refine color and form.

Composing the painting
Transferring the sketch
The canvas is toned
Nancy color in 1.jpg
Colors are blocked in
IMG_1306.jpg
Darks and lights finalized
Composing the painting

A rough sketch is made to arrange and compose the portrait.

Transferring the sketch

The sketch is then transferred to the canvas.

The canvas is toned

A Grasaille is created on the toned canvas using sepia and white or black and white.

Colors are blocked in

Colors are blocked in and forms begin to emerge.

Darks and lights finalized

The final portrait is modeled to refine color and form.

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