Bacolod/ Iloilo Portrait Services: Step by Step Colored Portrait
“With courage and joy, I pursue my life with celebration and creativity.”
This above Declaration wouldn’t be made possible without God’s guidance in my year of 2017 Jubilee and this girl’s timely intro into my life. 🙂 She and God just released so much grace and celebration into my life.
This is my second colored portrait. The first one is a pastel and colored pencil on felt. It is a self portrait back in 1996. There’s so much heaviness in making art so much that this is the next one and so much grace flows I easily finished it! I believe God has really provided so much healing and restoration in my heart. Of course wht made it easier is I’m ❤ inspired ❤ hehehe.
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Steps in Creating a Colored Portrait
The portrait is not yet perfect or my best work. As it is, it looks a little rough but it is a celebration of the goodness of God and his provision in my life.
Step 01: Materials.
Materials to use. With any colored portrait, the most important decision to make is the paper to use. I was desperately looking for gray colored acid free canson paper. I could not find anything similar. What I found is this neutral looking brown paper. It will do.
Other materials. Please have ready Kneaded rubber eraser, Steadtler 6B, Pastels and Masking Tape to fasten the paper in place.
On top is a trial sketch. ALWAYS TEST YOUR MATERIALS BEFORE STARTING YOUR FINAL WORK. Even your final work might still be your last trial if it is far from what you planned.
Step 02: Preparing the background.
Important to anything is life is planning. Sit down and reflect on your target picture. Ask yourself what and how would this portrait be done if it is to be done right. There are clear procedures that should be done, the same way God didn’t create man in the first day. God made the heavens, the eart, then the land, sea, trees, animals and finally man.
If you were to arrive at the destiny God has for you you have to go through the right preparation. (Easy for me to say 🙂 ) My under-painting is a dark skin color. This will be a good preparation for the next layer (a lighter skin layer) same way as the heavens and the earth is preparation for the land and sea.
Step 03: Intermediate under-painting.
After the plain background. Try to reflect the area shadows. Try to differentiate the hues such us skin, clothing, metal, wood. The only thing to leave out are the very dark areas like hair and eyeballs and eyebrows.
Step 04: Detail the Portrait.
I make out more details on the face and the body, following my plan on the original planned layers (on Step 02).
Step 05: Complete Layer 3 (Dark Areas)
It is time now to add the first layer of dark areas – the hair. I also made preparation for the dress of the beautiful princess to be just right. ❤
Step 06: Finishing Touches.
We come to our finishing touches. Complete the dark layers, adjust the shadows, then for the icing – create the highlights!
Step 07: Celebrate your Work!
This is the secret to any great work. Please don’t tell anyone.
The secret to any great work is to be what God did after He created the world everyday – He celebrated! “And He said – it was good!!!”
Any art, no matter how you or others feel about it, needs to be celebrated! ❤ I will no longer create anything that I will not love, I will love everything I create no matter how people respond to it. because I am a Son of God and He is well pleased with me.
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