i really like this. I can see very clearly the changes made at each point. unlike some that describe a change and then you look at the picture thinking "you did what now?"
Lol! Yeah I know what you mean when you look at someones painting process and can't really tell what they did. I'm glad it made some sense and came through in the animated .GIF.
Looks great Blake!
really nice work once again Blake! There almost needs to have some sort of secondary light coming from the bottom left ( like a blue or something) to make this painting pop just a bit more. Outstanding work my friend!
Thanks bro! My main hope in this piece was to keep the palette very earthy and similar to old masters like Rembrandt. I've been looking at his work alot lately and I love what he does with his high contrast lighting so I was trying to do something in that vein where everything would kind of converge and lead to the head as the focal point. However, I'll have to play around with another light source and see what it produces. I like the idea of blue Thanks bro!
That's pretty damn sweet!