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Selfridge's XIV (Thackeray)



Thackeray. :)

This is the fourteenth (of fifteen) in a series of practice pieces painted in Manga Studio 5, based on screen caps from season two of 'Mr Selfridge'.

I tried to pull back from the extreme caricatures on this one, even though Thackeray deserved a big head. I should have spent a bit more time on the sketch though. The underpainting was similar to the last few paintings, with the addition of Payne's Grey after using Burnt Sienna. The use of a contrasting cool color let me deepen the shadows prior to overpainting.

I'm still not entirely happy with the brushwork. I feel like I'm being too timid at times, particularly with faces. I think I need to define shadow shapes and core shadows more.

(Finished April 5, 2015)
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