This article is dedicated to the process of how I painted the Portrait of Anna. The painting was my first try to use the old school technique that was used by Leonardo.
To get this result I’ve passed a few stages.
- The portrait was drown on a canvas by pencil, it was done without many details – just to see how to fill the canvas.
- The canvas was covered with oil and left for a day to dry out.
- Then I’ve started with painting the portrait but using only hues of brown colour. The canvas was drying out about a week.
- After the brown colours were dried I’ve started with painting over the brown image using hues of grey to get something similar to what you would see under the moon light. This was drying for about one more week.
- After the moonlight image dried out I’ve continued with painting over the dark and light areas using original skin tone colours.
- When this layer dried out the correction layer has been started to make the portrait looks more attractive.
- And one week later I have made another layer where the some smoothing and fixes were added to get the final result.