Good Morning! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday morning! I worked quite a bit on Isabella's portrait last night and got pretty far. I should have her finished this weekend!
Here is my process from last night.
Okay, it's all in the eyes right? Here is how I paint eyes in my portraits.
First I started with a very light wash of Ultramarine Blue. I added super watered down Payne's Grey mixed with Ultramarine Blue. I then mixed up a dark blend of the two colors with Payne's Grey as the dominating color. This is what I used to outline the main part of the iris.
Next I added the lashes.. and tiny little pupils..
I started to layer in her lips and add more detail to her nose..
Now I have gone and darkened shadows and color in her face, as well as her neck. I have also started the hair, using colors and shades of gold tinted with with a hint of violet. I feel like Violet tones done the golden color a bit. I also darkened the arms with another layer.
It's amazing how quickly this portrait starts to come together as soon as you add the eyes. And a mouth and a nose :) :)
Have a wonderful day!!