Another portrait study, this time of a model i've been wanting to work with for years. She's got a fantastic spooky look, and I'll definitely be doing some larger pieces with her in the future. This study took about 8 hours, and while I generally don't glaze these quick portrait studies, there were a few spots that I wasn't able to get dark enough during that first sitting, so I did maybe 5 minutes of glazing once things had dried. Below you can see the pre/post glazing shots. very subtle difference I know, but necessary this time around to get those shadows to sit right.

* as usual, I'm having a bitch of a time getting these shots to be color-accurate. you'll have to take my word for it that they are a lot cooler and less saturated than they appear here.