siiilon - Thanks. Like I mentioned earlier, that piece sort of evolved from a blank sheet I used to test new brushes. That belt is from a skull brush I created. I decided to create a whole separate brush file called “embellishments” which contains skulls, gems, trinkets, necklace like patterns and such. It’s still a work in progress
TedNindo - Thanks, much appreciated. I picked up a bunch of old Walter Foster art books from a garage sale. Out of the bunch, one was “Portraits”. His palette was fairly limited, just burnt umber, raw umber, raw sienna, burnt sienna and white. So, I decided to use it for the above Jane Russel piece. It was fun.
I actually have some oil gesture portraits I’ve been working on and will scan and post them in the near future. They’re still drying. This new round of portraits I’m doing is more in the flare of Nicoli Fetchin’s style…albeit far-far inferior, but I’m learning as I go
Mu - Glad you like it! I’m really fond of that type of style. Thanks, Mu