LeTexier Family Portrait: Part 1

I have had another opportunity to paint an Adventure Family Portrait.  The LeTexier family was kind enough to commission this painting of them enjoying a fire together.  The LeTexier’s enjoy camping and being out doors together, so what  better way to capture them as a family, than having a fire. Above is my rough sketch and color comp to have an idea of the final piece. For the color comp I simply scan in a pencil sketch and paint over it in Photoshop.  This is a brilliantly fast way to lay out value and color. I have found that if I skip this step I’m always fighting the painting in the fundamentals such as value, composition, and color.

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