Finally got through the underpainting on this piece.
This is sort of the heavy lifting stage where I get the drawing and general values figured out. From here on out, my aim is to drop in some color, and flesh out the forms without losing what I liked in the underpainting.
Here are a few detail shots. I really try not to render at this stage, I find things work better with using abstraction and flatter local values to describe objects.
Looking forward to next steps though I feel like I prolly have at least a month before it’s dry enough to start glazing into.
Did a quick test and digitally glazed some colors on, just so I have some general idea of what I want to use.