anonyrrie: Progress

Thursday, July 06, 2006


She's ready for her tattoos! I built up several layers of glaze on top of the blue underpaint, working from a warm putty color to a final glaze that is a mix of iridescent white, a touch of acra crimson, and a bit of iridescent light gold mixed in with a lot of glazing medium. This gives her body a warm tone and a really nice sheen (which is a bit exaggerated in this photo due to the lighting). Although it's hard to tell in a photograph, her hair also has metallics in some of the strands. I want the overall effect to be lustrous and opulent.


Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

Amazing technique; I am going to have to experiment with this method of undertone. Once the glaze was placed ontop the hair details just poped right out. Wonderful process.

7:29 PM  
Blogger creative kismet said...

She is turning out fabulous! I love the blue peeking through her flesh and her hair is amazing! I can see why it took you so long- So much detail. I am really enjoying seeing your process through this- can't wait for it's completion!

8:32 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Oh Carla, she is exquisite, so aristocratic with those blue undertones, like an elfin queen, she is!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

You are officially a sadist. :-)

12:08 AM  
Blogger Aravis said...

I'm always so impressed by your talent, Carla. I can't wait to see how the enlargement turns out, but am enjoying reading and watching the progress.

12:55 AM  
Blogger Maria Eugenia said...

so interesting to how it evolves!

1:29 AM  
Blogger susan said...

she looks lovely! coming along just great!
blue undertones with the shimmer on top of the irridecents must look smashing in person! darn those cameras for not getting it right.
can't wait to see how this unfolds!

7:48 AM  
Blogger Lois said...

Hi Carla,
I went and saw the Klimt exhibit here in LA twice. Boy were they cool, your painting with the gold in the hair and all the underpainting reminds me of that.

10:38 AM  
Blogger kj said...

carla, i am a writer, not an illustrator, so following your process and explanations is intriguing, delightful, impressive--in one word: way-cool! the breakthrough blue sheen is all of that and more.

:) kj

12:37 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

oooo, this is going to be lovely! bravo!

4:33 PM  
Blogger Angel said...

Thanks for your kind words. Your painting is intriguing and you have a nice concept going on. What you'll find out is painting on a larger canvas is actually easier than on a smaller one, contrary to what everyone else thinks! It maybe more time consuming but you're doing great so far! Much better than the smaller painting. Are these acrylics? A suggestion, have less colours on your tatoo when you get to the tatoo part, and also include that green of her hair into a tatoo color... Keep up the good work! I'll be sure to watch your progress.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Majeak Ann said...

Hi nice to see all the transitions and different colors you are using for these paintings.
Also loved the "sticky" illo for IF.

Great work!

6:19 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

I feel so privelaged that you are sharing this process with us.

She looks so vibrant, lustrous and the detail you have converted to such a large scale is really terrific.

Love her!

9:41 PM  
Blogger Shano said...

She's going to be beeeee-OOOO-tee-ful!!

10:42 PM  
Anonymous krista said...

Ooh how I love her!

12:35 AM  
Blogger frank h said...

suspense, carla ...

I'm waiting for the tattoos too

great work!

9:19 AM  
Blogger tiffinix said...

SO very stunning - I can not wait! I love that you are sharing photos of your process as well. Beautiful!!

10:29 PM  
Blogger Jessica Wong said...

Hey carla, this is very impressive! Please show the enlargement so we could all see the metallics in her hair. Great work gal!

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..." lustrous and opulent"...that is EXACTLY what I would call her.
Fantastic work Carla.

11:59 PM  
Anonymous Kaya said...

Very cool, I love watching the process, thanks for letting us in! And it is opulant. Gorgeous.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

This is looking great - looking forward to seeing the final details added.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

It's amazing just how much blue there is in a fleshtone - your work definitely comes through here. Hmm, I like here this way, but I guess if she's set on getting tattoos... :)

1:54 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I like seeing these stages

11:19 PM  

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