Final Image:Added light and darks to background
Eyes are the indicators of emotion
Using the wash was so fun that I decided to do the whole portrait that way. In college I would mostly paint with a oil 'wash.' I would dilute the paint and paint layers. This is my favorite technique.
Laying out the composition with an under painting.
In this image I was aware that the reflections in my eyeys look like hawks flying though the air.
I started with the light shade of blue and slowing worked toward darker tints.
I intended the portray to be fierce.