Saturday, March 28, 2009


Here is Madame X The beginning sketches and study, with a texture thought for the background. John Singer Sargent is one of my favorite portraiture artists. Her sketch needs more work, arm is too long, hand needs moved up.......shadow and skintone will bring out stature and posture.


Pablo Villicana Lara said...

Hi Micah, this is really coming out wonderful Mr. Sargeant is one of my faves too.

You asked about the hair? It takes a couple of layers to build up the hair I do. If you go to, you can find my post of how I painted the hair on "Apprentice". Look under Watercolor Studio in the forums and search for my name Pablo V, I think I called it "Portrait WIP"
and it will have the steps to that finished painting.
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Mindy J said...

Micah, I sang with you all those years and never knew this about you. I'm so enjoying your work! Let's talk seriously about lessons for Sophia!