Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Help! I'm Ugly!

I'm at the stage of the work now where I hate it and want to tear it into small little pieces and throw it off the roof, stomp on it and mush it into a puddle.  I go through this with every painting, so I know it will pass once I get past the "ugly" stage. 

All of the above being said, the shading on this one is a killer!  The shaded flesh tones are actually shades of grey which one should not use when working a portrait in coloured pencil.  Anything but grey.  Well, grey and black.  Probably purple too;-)

This is the first time I've done eyes that don't actually show any pupil colour.  They're all squinty and basically black blobs.  This picture sure doesn't do this kid justice!


BONNIE K said...

I think this is a very cool picture!

tony said...

It's Lovely! The Eyes Are Beautiful.

Jennifer Rose said...

my art teacher told me to use more purple when doing portraits, I think my humans were too pink at the time.

don't stomp on it! i have so many people i talk to give up when they get to this stage with coloured pencils.

Kurt said...

Will you sell this one at a discount?

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

No I up the price on the bad ones.