Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tut's crown and head

Took me seven hours to work the underpainting of the crown and the head. Obviously not all done - when I work with color I'll be putting the details in place.

 Here is the whole painting so far...
And here is the pharaoh's head. The reference photo I am using here shows the face rather "flat" but I digged out ever photo and book showing this throne that I have, and made the face more lifelike.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tut's Throne - background all blocked

Now I have blocked the background - but it will not stay this smooth in the finished painting. Years have crumbled the gold foil of the chair and it is quite wrinkled.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tut's Throne - right pillar and background

Today I lightened the pillar on the right a bit - it was dry enough. Then I painted the cartouches to the left of the pharaoh's head and blocked in the bakcground between him and the left pillar. Added some preliminary shadows there too.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tut's Throne - pillar on the right

Finished the underpainting of the pillar on the right - I'll wait for it to dry and then add lights to soften the colors which are now too dark.