Andrew James Portraits 2

Building up the Portrait

My second portrait of the project was quicker and smaller, but leant even more on working all over the picture and bringing it together in the end with a few small changes.  Due to the short time, I was not able to work in as many layers as I did in the previous picture, but was helped by the benefit of a face of great particularity.

In both these pictures I have used considerable emphasis on the contrast of warm and cool colours and their natural vibrancy, ultimately allowing me to get that vibrancy with cleaner individual marks than I have used in the past.  Looking forward I think that I should tone down the saturation of the marks made with nearly pure colour, as these stand out too much and lead to a sense of more fragmentation.

HeatherlyPatrick Earle