Once the blue was on, the main effort was directed at covering up the rest of the red--pretty vivid for a little studio--as quickly as possible.
The basic color plan was established. The Saint Matthias head study (upper left) has become St. Francis of Assisi--I have yet to finish it).
A bit further along, this detail shows the rough modeling stage and the skin tone beginning to be established.
You can see it a bit further along in a previous post
Next post: The progression of the face.
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