Thursday, March 31, 2011

33rd Foot tonal painting

Here's the acrylic tonal painting almost complete. It's a bit overboard as a lot of folks just do what is called a "cartoon" that consists of the transferred drawing that is just brush painted without and lights or darks being noted. I'll finish it off with a very thin even tone of oils. Then the fun of painting begins.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Soldier, 33rd Regiment of Foot

This 6" X 6" head and shoulders study will give me a chance to concentrate on face painting as well as painting a lot of red. Here's the basic line drawing that will be transferred to board.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Painting done

I finished this up a few days ago. Despite a few frustrations I enjoyed doing this piece. Aside from a bit of glare the color in the photos is pretty close.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A face...finally

It's been a chore to get the face done on this figure study. While it may not be a face only a mother could love I'm sure she could at grow to like it. I'm going to do a little more shading and highlighting after this dries. I have to teak the shako a bit too, so that should help. I also had to wipe off the collar and cuffs and hands which need to be redone.

In addition to the hair I also decided to
give the figure a mustache. I think it works.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


This little project is starting to wind down. Overall the face has been the only part that has given me some problems. Hopefully building up the forms will be the approach that finally works.

The musket is the only major part left to do.
 After that it's a mater of finishing up uniform
 details and completing the grass.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Slow progress

After wiping off the face three times I turned my attention to the uniform. The coat is not as light as it appears in the photos. The buildings need a little touch up here and there. After the figure is complete I'll finish the grass.