Red Lips, Red Hair, Red Dress

The face is much improved thanks to a solid day of focused work, although the ear still needs to be fixed up. I spent a lot of time around the mouth and eye, re-shaping the contours of the shadows to make them more accurate and to blend out some of the edges that I felt were too strong.

I hummed and hah’ed about painting the red hair against the red dress before committing to it because I felt a little nervous about having too much of these similar colours.Now it’s done I think they are different enough to each other to be comfortable and I like it. Once the glaze of Iron Oxide went over her hair I let some of it blend into the skin of her temple and the back of her neck. I added a white lace trim to the colour which I will glaze with a bit of a yellow to make it similar to the fabric around her stomach.

It’s time to work on the arms and hands.

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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