Here is the painitng process that we saw in class the past week and me finishing it in my studio.rough sketch
remember that we are starting from the background to foreground, so the fisrt you lay down in the background color, large shapes and forms.
second trace down your image on the painting surface and begin to flesh out the larger shapes with color, try to place as much color all around the image, going back and forth and not focus on place
after all the shapes are blocked in with color, then we can go to the small detalis in the illustration
here I have already giving more shadow and light, eliminated some lines work and decided to go with shading...especigically in the boys arm...this is pretty close to finish
retooling some finer details
the final stage is the glaze/wash/patina of a mix of a small amount of raw sienna and matte medium to bring back all the illustration to a neutral ground
Then we go back in and we pick/pull out some hightlights and shadows over the illustration, to bring the separation from the fore ground (boy) to the middle ground (girl) and create a quick illusion of depth.
here is the finished product