RICHARD SCHMID - FIGURE PAINTING

STEP 1: Schmid started with a line and mass block-in.The transparent wash on the figure is very close to the finished flesh tones. He also indicated some of the key darks.

Richard Schmid paints figure

 

STEP 2: The colors and values on the figure are already at the finishing stage.

Richard Schmid paints figure

 

STEP 3: Schmid added the darks and finished the head and the rest of the body.

Richard Schmid paints figure

 

STEP 4: Palette knife was used to add the texture in the foreground.

Richard Schmid paints figure

 

The above demonstration was extracted in part from Richard Schmid's excellent book "Richard Schmid paints the figure - Advanced techniques in oil" which was published in 1973.

Richard Schmid paints the figure book cover

This book is currently out of print. You can download a chapter of this book which gives you another beautiful demonstration in figure painting by the master Richard Schmid.