Atlas 8

The background is standing out a bit too much so to knock it down without changing the subtle tones I am mixing Ultramarine Blue with a lot oil to make a clear. The car guys call it a “candy”. Just put a nice smooth coat over everything in the background and go from this:


To this:


I am still wrestling with the skin tones on Atlas. Darker or not? Feel free to let me know what you think.

Atlas 7

Continuing with Orion in the background,Atlas93That looks pretty bright for a background but let’s get it done.


Finishing up the heads, it’s time to step back for a moment.

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You can see I am making decisions on the fly for Orion’s tunic or kilt or whatever mythical gods call their man skirt. I have an idea on how to tone that background down. Tune in tomorrow to see how.