As you see, a "supposed" hyper-realist
portrait is a mix of very tiny details and blurred wet on wet parts.
There are many layers.
The first ones are really wet on wet.. then I had strong colours
and tiny details.. lighter colours first, then darker and darker...
At the end, I take the time to forget my
painting and come back hours later with a fresh eye. At the first
glance, I try to find what is wrong. Most of the time, the answer
is "contrast" and contrast again. The question you have
always to ask yourself is , where is there direct light and where
are the shadows.
On the picture on the left, you can see that I added a wet on dry
layers with really dirty water, to darken the fur in the shadow.
It allows in the same time to melt the fur and give an interesting