Aug 7, 2007

Acrylic head sketch

I almost overworked this painting today that was done in my Moleskin sketchbook, but I think I stopped in time. I was happy with the drawing on the gessoed surface and then started applying broad areas of acrylic paint before going in with some smaller brushes to add a little detail here and there. That Grindhouse book with pictures of Mary Elizabeth Winstead probably got me painting red bangs, but this is what it is. It's not an attempt at a portrait of that actress at all. No photo ref was used because I just wanted to see what I could do with the structure of a sketch. I'll probably try another one of these today after I work on some comic book page layouts.


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