Here is the progression on Jake.. Still so much to do with this lad, but he is definitely evolving!
First I lay down washes of warm reds, and yellows. I slowly move into the cooler tones of blues and browns. This is the stage where I begin to define the shadows and highlights.
Now normally I wait to put in the hair, but I just couldn't help myself :) But the hair isn't complete yet!
Painting the main features like the eyes, mouth, and nose, are so fun for me. That is when the subject starts to come life!!
Here, I've got a good feel for the eyes and brows, gosh he's adorable!
Don't mind the white splotches on the paper.. the sun was beaming through the window when I took this update picture.
And that's where I'm at right now.. more to come tomorrow! Thanks for looking!