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Began working on Todd Gummerman’s portrait last night. I first painted over the previous background and reworked the background a bit. I wanted to lighten him up some so he could be seen better and not recede too much into the background. I also thought about how all four of these pieces would fit together and lightening up the background on Todd would help to tie all four pieces together.

I then started at the same place I started with Paul’s portrait, which was with his clothing. His shirt has been easier to tackle than Paul’s due to it covering a smaller portion of the grayscale spectrum. Most of it is white, so it can be laid down rather quickly. The part I am nervous about is his pedal board. I don’t know how well I am going to get the contrast in to show the differences in the pedals. It is going to be very challenging and will take a long time. It will be…

…a work in progress…