I took a YouTube break last weekend to deal with my art show, so Jeff and I didn't make a video then, but we're back with a new one today. This video focuses on hair and ears. I searched the internet off and on for a few days before I found an ear and hair combination that had it all: an entire ear not obscured by hair, blonde hair with highlights (it's the hardest color to paint), and big enough to see details. You'd be surprised by how difficult that was. I landed on an image of someone I think might be famous, but I didn't recongnize her.
The video has been sped up about eight times, and in a couple of boring spots it was sped up sixteen times. I've had one or two requests from people wanting to see this series in real-time, but honestly I don't know anyone who could handle 90+ minutes of me painting part of a head except for me. As it was, I felt like I painted this as fast as I possibly could and kept it under ten minutes long. Hopefully it's both educational and entertaining.
At the end, you can watch our cat Quixote feel me up for a couple of seconds, so please look forward to that one.
Those of you who really, really, really like ears and hair can find prints of this painting here!
Thanks for watching, and please share this with anyone you think might be interested. :)