Studio Sneak Peak – Finishing a Skull

In this lesson I’ll be giving you a look at a part of my process working on my own paintings (the work I create to exhibit and sell).

I’ll be adding the final touches to one of my miniature skulls.

  • I begin by oiling in the dark parts of the painting (applying a thin layer of my oil and solvent mix medium)
  • I then look for any shape errors (these are usually minor by the end of the painting)
  • Finally, I add more subtle transitions within the shadows, lights and the halftones that connect the two.