Over the last week, I’ve finished all of the flesh tones on the female champion painting. I’m going to warn you beforehand, because of the sharp drop off of light across the figure and the fact that none of the drapery is painted to give context to the lights and darks at different points, things may looks a little weird at this point. But, I assure you, it will all come together in the end. Either that or I’ll end up repainting the legs. I am betting on the first.
Because the high contrast and wet paint are so difficult to photograph, here are a couple of detail shots to give you a better idea of how the painting actually looks. First a close-up of the figure’s left arm, the most brightly lit area in the painting:
And second, a close-up of the legs, the least brightly lit area:
For next time, I’ll be working on finishing all of the remaining flesh tones on the male champion. Check back and see how it turns out!