Obviously I paint longer and faster than what I am putting on this blog, but for the sake of the space limitations here, I am stretching out my posts. These two photos represent about a four hour stretch in the studio minus some tea breaks and to stretch my back.
I also began to lay in the dark black jacket he is wearing which helps me to really see just how dark his facial shadows and darks really are. As you can see, there is no way the shadows in his face or the iris of his eye, is as dark as his jacket. I have used a very dark greyed blue for his eyes, but not nearly as dark as his jacket.