I’ve added the first layer of the left hand, and repainted the whites in the left arm. He’s again looking more like the rock star death that he was earlier in the process, and will get increasingly strong when his other hand is also in place. It’s tough to get a decent picture of the whole painting right now because the platform is right in front of the piece, but you can get some sense of the progress that I’ve made on it.
The hands will need to be drawn with the Van Dyke brown, then I’ll have to add a little bit of the purple, iron oxide and blue that I used in the sky to find some uniformity. This first layer of white simple provides the structure up which to base the painting. Â (The bare bones, I suppose…)