Friday, May 14, 2010
Life study of Fiona
Here is a study I did last week of Fiona, who is a new model to me.
A small technical point which might be of interest to other illustrators: I painted Fiona on an absolutely flat prepared panel, unlike the textured panels I usually use. This does make a considerable difference to the process of applying the paint, but I don't think the end result is hugely altered.
Now that I'm painting a lot of my originals in oils, scanning the pictures and sending digital files is the only practical way to get the images to my publishers in the UK and the US. My problem was that my scanner somehow picked up too much of the detail of the texture in the canvas or board I was using. Hopefully the flat surface will solve that problem.