Green Man

The Green Man is finished following a morning of detailing ivy and adding Pre-Raphaelite Rosetti’s purple to the shadows and hair. I added some highlights to the veins of the ivy leaves, then lightened up the shadows of the ivy on the shirt with a glaze of Foundation White, popping in some highlights around the collar, then coloured his neck with a little Red Ochre. The stems of the ivy took a little Iron Oxide Red which I dragged into the leaves here and there to make them vibrate a little between warm and cool.


About pearce

Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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