The steps in the process of creating a portrait titled "Gilly".
The original photograph used for the portrait painting.
Below is the first steps of the portrait by blocking out the proportions of the figure and background and adding initial color to the skin.
The facial features are defined and the upper torso shadowing is added.
The figure is refined with the clothing added.
The background is created with pale color and tone.
The final portrait is completed with background detail and lightening.