"Troubled Girl" in monochrome to review values
Before form-painting, I do a color wash or ebouche, for this type of linen, the ebouche gives the form-painting layer somewhere to stick to.. tried to keep the shadows light and transparent (Camie) - probably too late but it was not hard to pull them down slightly as I went!
Caitlin ink-in using a turp-wash of yellow-ochre and kings blue light. Doing the ink-in with the model there helped me improve the drawing and get it more like her and less androgynous.
First is the Graphite drawing to prep for the painting. About 8 hours - 12 hours I think.
And the poster study below.. on Canva Paper - that was one day's pose I think..
Below the setup at my "home studio".. some day I will have somewhere to paint! but the music is good!