Cold pressed, 150 Arches Paper/Gumbracher/Winsor and Newton/Old Holland
Alizarin crimson,Scarlet lake, Permanent Rose, Burnt Umber,French Ultramarine blue-Light,Hookers Green, New Gamboge,Burnt Sienna.
This painting is quite complicated for me because there were a lot of process, highlights to be recovered (lifting technique) and some of it I even used masking fluid just to make it easier and faster to paint.
The first task was to draw it in detail from a small picture in my Ipad. I started with the eyes then the details below each eye and work outward. Usually, I start with the shape of the head then the eyes then draw downward. Other people has their own way of drawing but thats pretty much how I do it ever since.
But since this portrait has too many detail, I drew it a different way. Sketching it in detail is my way of learning the grooves, cuts,wrinkles and other detail of the portrait so I can paint it better.