I took an large face from a magazine I have been holding on to for a very long time, a few months at least. I think i got it from a GQ magazine I got from the library. Once a year the library gives away some magazines to make room for the next year. Ha.. that means I have had these images 5 months!! See how times flies? Anyway my intent was to take the picture.. do the shadows in dark then color over and recreate what I see. I don't use outright flesh tones. So for this image I used Deco Art's Media Line matte medium to adhere face to 140lb wc paper. Then I did my dark areas is Americana Black Tuxedo Acrylic. I mixed my tinting base, dairylide yellow and naphthol red light until I got the flesh tone I wanted. Used cotton ball and black tuxedo to recreate hair and face stubble.
Had fun, wish I had more photos to share. This is my final picture although I think i may tweak it a little more before adding it to a pocket letter. :) I set up 7 more portraits to paint over. We will see how those go and I will post them.