Now to Lance. This is one advantage of digital cameras. I can crop and enlarge the picture of Lance in order to have a closeup of his face to use as reference. I rest my wrist on the mahl stick to steady my hand as I block in the planes of the face.
With the hat, face, shirt and belt buckle finished I begin the jeans. Just click on the image to see the picture larger.
I’ve printed out a close up of the saddle, hands and jeans. This really helps to get all of the little details correct, especially the hands.
I love the cutting horse saddle, it’s fun to render with this Oil Wash technique. The basic value of the leather is laid in, then I come back with a clean brush and “Lift out” the lighter details. Thanks for stopping by the studio today. Come back tomorrow and see how this turns out. In the meantime have a great day. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik