February 18, 2009

Oil Study

I avoided oil painting for as long as I could, but it's inevitable once I enter the illustration major. It took me the entire 5-hour class to get to this stage. The tough part was getting the flesh tones right and making the light to emerge using only the primaries plus white. The hair, ear, and neck could've been better but I ran out of time. I think this is the only decent improvement I had during the past six weeks of class. It's looking pretty generic "Hey, look at me, I'm going to Art Center" kind of painting at this point. I need to work on capturing personality next time.