This transformation was very fresh in my memory, I sketched this guy today on my way to my studio, so immediately I got to my studio with his image still fresh in my mind I go on to produce this transformation thus:
1.I painted the gessoed card with an acrylic warm base of cadmium yellow, burnt sienna and white
2. I sketch main features with burnt sienna, I love the contrast.
3.I then start adding the basic flesh tones, first starting with the mid tones, the darks, then lights.
4.It is looking balanced value wise now, need to add details......
5.I almost end it here, but with just acrylic, I don't feel I have captured this guys spirit, he looks too casual.
6.I spice it up with some coloured pencils
7.Still lacking enough spice, I work into it to get back some drawing lines and darks with my Black Biro.
8.Then finally I add some highlights with oil pastel sticks
9. He almost still looks casual, I have to stop or I'll end up making him even more casual.