Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pow-Wow Indian WIP 3 (or 4 or 5?)

I have mainly been working on this at night and haven't stopped during the daylight to take WIP photos as I promised. Sorry. This is probably more like WIP 4 or 5, but here it is, the third one.

He is wearing paint on his face, very dark and black on the lips and upper face, so I have to soften the edges so it looks less like a mask. Also, I misread the modeling shadows below his chin and needed to use the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to correct that and will make it right the next time I work on it. There is more paint to add in the face and then the hair will be blocked in lightly so I don't get lost again. Details, details. I really owe a debt to Mr. Clean, he knows his stuff!

Stay tuned, when you see his black hat with the bead work and feathers hopefully you will like this guy as much as I liked his photo. Slow going on this one due to time constraints, but I will continue on.

3 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Too coool!!!

Vicki Greene said...

This one just sort of draws you in. Great so far!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Rhonda, those were my words when I first saw this photo. I am hoping the painting turns out to give that same impression! From here on out it will become more detailed, so wish me luck and a steady hand!

Vicki, thanks for hangin' with me on this one.