The Underpainting

August 12, 2009 § Leave a comment

Spent 4 hours this morning on the initial underpainting. I paint everything first in Umber and Lead White. This gives the painting a great foundation of warm and cool temperatures. Umber is used to create the warm dark areas of the image, a mixture of umber and white is used to create the midtone (which becomes cool in temperature). White creates the highlights and appears warm when paired with the cool midtones and warm darks. All work together to ‘mold’ the shapes and become the map that you follow.

Underpainting and drawing

Underpainting and drawing

Closeup

Closeup

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