Saturday, October 11, 2014
My first acrylic painted girl
I'm finally done with Lesson 1 in my Radiant Faces class and I think I have figured out that I have Acryliphobia. The fear of acrylic paint. I'm happy with my face but NOT with the color. The face color is really more orange pink in real life. Then I found that many of my paints are gloss.....and the teacher said that matte paints were better.......grrrr...... So, it added to the problem I had trying to shadow. Is there a trick to shading with acrylic paint? I certainly don't know it. I ended up shading her cheek with pencil and it didn't fair too well over gloss paint. The face color started too pink.......so I beiged it down a little then when I was trying to shadow....it went pink again. The ear ended a little too low. I also had an issue with the hair line. Too low to start so I painted over with skin tone, then the hair didn't want to cover. She is quite a departure from my inspiration picture of the sweet pensive girl ( you can see the picture of her in the post below) but I wanted to lose the headdress so that she looked a little more nymph like. Besides we were to make it our own anyway! I sure am learning a lot! Hope you enjoy!