Friday, August 06, 2010

Oils! WOOOO :P

Here's my first attempt at an oil painting (well the first hour or so of it anyway). I don't have any idea if what I'm doing is right or not, but it's looking ok so far... takes a bit of getting used to after using acrylics for so long, but I like aspects of oil compared to acrylic. I'll be very happy if I can crack this and do something decent. This is Benedict Cumberbatch again, the BBC's Sherlock Holmes. Will do more and update soon ;)


Dominic Philibert said...

Looking good Neal!

Paul Moyse said...

Yay!! Congrats on the move into oils, it's looking great! One hour? Wow!

On the down side, I'd say there's an issue with likeness at the moment, but I could still tell who it was before I saw the name, so it can't be that far off.

Well done and keep going, looking forward to the finish!

Neil Davies said...


Haven't even thought much about likeness yet tbh, in painting it's skewed off a bit from my sketch already, so it'll be interesting to see if I can make corrections successfully in oils. Should be fun, I'm actually enjoying it now :)