Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sketch for a Portrait

Above is a preliminary sketch for a portrait commission I'm working on. Before I jump in with oil paint, I like to do a sketch or two (digital in this case), to get acquainted with the 2D shapes on the model, as well as nailing down the overall value relationships that I intend to stick with. I don't show these to the client; they're just for my own peace of mind.
I'll post something cooler next time.

3 Comments:

Blogger m3ng said...

Nice value sketch. Do your clients insist on the straight-on view?

9:25 AM  
Blogger Niall O loughlin said...

Hey Marco
haven't been by in awhile, great work, hope your keeping well.

10:49 AM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Thanks guys,
M3ng - none of my clients have specifically asked for a front-on view...it just always seems to work out that way. I haven't done a whole lot of commissioned portraits yet, but I imagine after a few years of it I'll start begging for non-front views.

11:40 AM  

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