The Completed Portrait
CREATING THE PORTRAIT:
I decided to create a background that complimented the Walnut frame that had been chosen before the portrait was begun. I built this up in 3 layers by blending 7 tones together ensuring the middle section was much lighter than the outer edges. Now the outline has been applied, I will begin by building up the base layers which can appear messy at first but follows up with defining detail and continues with refining the finer detail.