3 Building up form
In this step I work on defining the planes of the model’s head and attempt to create the illusion of form. I also add the lights that I had previously left canvas-white, but these are still not as light as I see them on the model. However, I decide to leave these for the final stages.
These lights are cool, compared with the rest of the image. I add accents of colour to the portrait, some of which I’ll retain in the final image. I paint with large strokes of the brush, keeping in mind the planes of the model’s face.