New portrait of Gervaise.
Preparation on tablet
Black and white prepared on digital tablet.
I have a backlit tablet, which allows me to draw digitally same as on a sheet of paper.
We took a lot of pictures to choose the best expression.
We waited for a beautiful ray of sunshine, and we rushed into the garden as soon as one appeared.
Finally, we opted for an indoor photo, with a softer light.
In this preparatory work, I place the lighting to restore a volume during painting.
I carefully locate the structure of the strands of hair that builds the volume of the top of the head.