From American Artist November issue I am doing a step by step demo, adapting it to my style.
Note: the photo in American Artist was not detailed enough, so I went to Martinez' site to see the original painting. In fact in this way I was able to see the color shifts and paint them. In order to paint a realistic portrait detail is necessary.
|My copy of Martinez' self-portrait|
|On toned canvas, burnt umber sketch. I begin to add color.|
|a little later: adding light zones and refining|
|Adding progressively colors I've finished|