Continuing from yesterdays post....
I decided on a family portrait, but didn't want to get hung up on "likenesses". It was more about the feeling of us being a family unit.
I drew 4 outlines representing each of us, and dulled the background with white acrylic.
Next I emphasised the figures with soft brown acrylic... (working with the 4 colours from the had prints)
and slapped some more colour over the background with a glue spreader(I wanted to keep the work loose)
I blocked the figures using the colours of each personality (as discussed in yesterdays post), representing the 4 elements...and highlighted the "Heart" that appeared from my sons hand print :D
I thought the white showing through was too harsh, so I used a weak brown glaze to blend the background...
and add depth to the figures.
I am very pleased with this piece, it went from an uptight piece about me, to the flowing piece about us :D
Enjoy :D XXX