Hello! I thought to take some photos of the process of making Doorway Warden.
Hopefully I will think of a way to set up a camera, that's not in the way, and make a short film of the process of a future piece.
First I found an image in a magazine I liked. Instead of just cutting out the model, I envisioned her standing and so cut her out accordingly.
(I am working on illustration board)
After the clipping is glued and dried I applied Golden matte medium, let it dry, and started applying shadow to develop a light source.
I then start applying dark values blocking out the print from the magazine clipping.
After the dark values dry I start applying some light values.
A few glazes of color are applied to the highlights I applied on the dress.
Keep in mind I only envisioned her standing. From here I let intuition take over.
I painted out the pattern of the dress and added my own. I also decided the hair needed to be longer and drew in the hair adding highlights to give some form.
More highlights, adding the left arm and applying a glaze over the entire image to tie in what I have done so far. The skin of the model had become darker from the drawing and glazes of paint so I added white to lighten.
At this stage I draw in the arched doorway and other details (relying on intuition).
I again add highlights where I see fit.
I add glazes of color.
I also add my name and tone it down with glazes of color.
I continue applying glazes of color until I get to a point I like.