Time for another step-by-step painting? I think so! This one is also a portrait study, which means that it's smaller, less detailed and less time-consuming than my usual full-blown portraits. My grand idea is to make two largish paintings of my kids.
Step 1. Drawing using the grid method.
Step 2. First wash!
Step 3. Doing mostly negative painting this layer. I could have called it done at this point but I wanted more definition.
Step 4. Adding depth.
And the final result!
P.S. A song about apples and oranges, by Elijah: