Friday, October 8, 2010

Day 3 -- Glasses

So this is my palette, clean and ready for another day's work. I took this picture because it's my new layout. I've been sneaking looks at other peoples' palettes, reading notes, and asking MCK but no one had a specific layout to share. So I took it open myself to lay it out like this (from bottom left going clockwise up):
Ivory Black, French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Veridian, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow, Van Dyke Brown, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Permanent, Light Red, Cadmium Red, Flake White #1

If anyone has any suggestions on another way to set up my palette I would love to hear it, but I'll see how this works for now. I've abandoned the palette from my previous class to see how these work out, but I like having them all laid out at once, so if I need a color it's right there, no searching for it as MCK says.

As you can see the glasses are here! I was going to avoid these spectacles until the last stage, but the painting demanded they come earlier. I couldn't quite get the nose/mouth area to work. So I finally had to put in the bridge of the glasses and then the rest for me to get accurate measurements. As soon as they starting coming in the nose was A LOT easier to get more correct. But with the glasses I saw how far off the eyes were. I guess I'm saying that putting them in solved a lot of my early problems here and made me stress less about this troublesome area. It helped! Also, the likeness is now more on point because of them.

Next week is going to be weird because MCK is out of town, which means I'm going to have to finish this one on my own, but I guess that means I'm going to have to compensate by getting Renee to help me look at it.

Overall feeling ok about this one, but am a bit confused as to where to start on Monday -- perhaps the nose...