Saturday, April 17, 2010
Facepaint - complete
I've added the final layers and the 'icing' to this piece. What is icing? Its those lovely little touches that bring a piece to life. A subtle highlight on a lip or nose. The change in light as it strikes a curve of the hair; the catchlight in a eye. All these are the 'icing' for a painting. They push the piece over into a different place and breathe more life into it.
After the icing there's no going back. All you should see in front of you is a stop sign. A rest from view, then a closer inspection in a few days to see if there are any glaring problems. Touch ups or not then it joins the pieces of history.