How to: Portrait.

This is my latest portrait in 2013/2014. Of my baby cousin. Isn´t she lovely?
The hardest with capturing a baby face is that they have such new skin. There is no grey areas.
And very little structure. Like cheekbones and darker tones. So they easily become flat with paint. But this girl has a real character in both life and appearance. I am so happy that i got the chance to paint her.

The process:

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Sketch for painting on canvas

 

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Applying paint and basic colors.
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Adding shadow
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Fixing background and
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Shaping lighter skin colour
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looking over proportions.

 

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Final painting.

 


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