Working on a Portrait

I put down the initial linework that I’ll work around for my first real portrait in a long time, based on the day that we all painted each other’s faces (so this is of course Caitlin and Nefarious). It’ll change quite a lot from this — outside of anything else, it needs “more” on the left side — but I think it’s a good start. The canvas has been primed with a rough mix of latex house paint and acrylic leftovers, giving it a texture and appearance quite similar to cement… I much prefer working on a rough surface, and I especially dislike the texture/pattern of canvas, so I hide it with a very thick basecoat.


  1. Ania wrote:

    Two main characters looking great aside, these lizards are so wonderfully positive – they add a really nice vibe to the picture!

    Monday, June 30, 2008 at 2:03 pm | Permalink
  2. cirrin wrote:

    That’s going to be REALLY cute. I like the positioning of everything.

    Monday, June 30, 2008 at 6:49 pm | Permalink
  3. Cheyenne wrote:

    Love it very 60′s/ 70′s reminds me a bit of Peters Max

    Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 7:25 am | Permalink
  4. Shannon wrote:

    When I started it I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, but as it progressed there was definitely a bit of Peter Max influence going on,.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 7:29 am | Permalink
  5. La Negra wrote:


    Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 5:19 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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