Holly White Gehrt
Sunday, November 24, 2013
12-1 and 2-3
Part three of a series of four on the Atelier Method of Portrait Painting
To make a portrait come to life and look three dimensional, getting the darks and lights right (the value range) is most important. It’s the most powerful tool for all realistic rendering. Making fleshtones look real depends on color temperature.
Beginning with an underpainting (“wipe-out”) Holly will work from the live model to demonstrate the next steps in making a realistic portrait: establishing darkest darks and lightest lights, and modeling the form with a limited palette of warms and cools