Whilst taking a short break from the workbench to ease my concentration and relax my painting hand, here is an early kick start to the weekend with some images of the painting done so far.
Whilst taking a short break from the work bench to ease my concentration and relax my painting hand, here is an early kick start to the weekend with some pictures of the painting done so far.
Right from the onset, I decided on a palette of cool colors to depict the cold atmosphere of the scene. I also made a point to avoid using straight black for the rendering of the shadows; choosing in lieu a dark blue mixed from flat black and Prussian Blue for a softer and more natural result. For the more perceptive, you will notice some subtle hints and nuances of violets, blue and pink painted within certain areas of shadows and highlights. Unsual as it might sound, a couple of colors from the Vallejo range of fantasy paints such as Squid Pink & Warlord Purple served this purpose. These colors were not used straight from the bottle but rather incorporated to cool the temperature and cut the saturation of the local colors which are predormantly warm. Consequently, this application of complementary colors lends greater dimension to the visual texture of the figure when compared to monocromatic and analogus schemes.
Currently there are still many painting concepts that I'm trying to attain with this piece but due to the lack of time due to an impending deadline, I must conclude my report for now. Hopefully if time permits, I do hope to furnish more updates and share more color notes to this painting project later this weekend.
And before I forget, here's wishing all fathers a Happy Fathers' Day!