Just a few photos to show part of the painting process. I'll be uploading a video too, so stay tuned.
Started with Valen's photo. He loves to ride in the car. What a cutie!
Sketched out the painting on canvas. Decided to mostly focus on the head here, since he's got such a great smile.
Started the the piece in acrylic paint. As you have seen from my process videos, I always put in the darkest values first, and work directly on the white canvas, no painting palette, building up to the lightest values.
A little more developed. Don Seegmiller showed me a 60s pop art book that offered some inspiration on palette and design. So I think I know where I'm going with this.
Time to add some pop art inspired embellishment. I put down tape to create some nice straight edges to contrast with the more organic shapes.
Voila. A piece that really pops.