Watch the portrait come together
The first stages can appear quite untidy as it is important that I build up the skin tones by applying translucent layers until completion. Darker colours are applied as a base tone to aid the lighter tones that will be applied over the top. The process is a very slow one as I need to apply everything steadily to ensure perspectives are kept in check and the right undertones are applied. With much of the initial base layers having been applied, I will slowly begin the build up of the tones, ensuring a colour balance between them both as discussed with the Commissionee, once everything is layered correctly, I will begin with the finer detail for realism and concentrate on a suitable background tone.