Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Summer Time Fun

 9 X 10 
Acrylic on Panel

This was a photograph taken at my nephew's birthday party in the summer of 2011; He is the boy on the right. Their backs were faced toward the sun so there is a contrast in values making their skin have a gray tone. I had some difficulties getting the skin color to not look too gray and still look like skin. So instead of starting from scratch and only using red, yellow, blue and white to mix the skin tones I started with a pre-made skin tone and went from there. The background colors help the children look like they are facing away from the sun. Also the white "halo" around their heads and in their hair give it an outside look.

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