04 February 2012

Acrylic Portrait studies

I decided to do some acrylic studies of some portraits.  A friend of mine inspired me to do so because he has been practicing with acrylics on his free time (even as school).  It made me realize how much of a slacker I am.  So I decided to do a couple (although not as successfully as his).  I used liquitex because I didn't feel like experimenting with my Golden today.  

these are both pictures i found on the internet.  the left is a green ground underpainting straight out of the tube.  It gave me some interesting colors as I was using an underpainting technique.  the one on the right Is a black/white/yellow mixture that is supposed to be a verdaccio type color, although I don't think it is.  what do I know tho, I've never known what that even is until I tried to do some research on what grounds some of the Masters used in their paintings.

apart from the inaccuracy of the illustrations themselves, I tend to still use some thick paints even when i am trying to do glazes.  And I can't seem to leave the line work alone so I put some of them back in at the end.

Over all they aren't very successful maybe, but there are elements that I really like about them.  I find underpainting really gratifying.

1 comment:

  1. these look pretty cool. I like the one on the left.