It is also kind of funny that I used a random photo reference of a brunette with a hair bun to get an idea of where to put the shadows on the back. Then after a while I noticed that I kind of had been painting no one else but myself instead...
Further, I made a little video to show the golden reflections, you can see it under my instagram account :)
I have been thinking about doing gold paintings for quite a while now and I got some gold leaf for my birthday. I haven't tried the gold leaf yet though, because it takes quite a lot of time to apply it. BUT I went to this big art store yesterday (Boesner) and there I found some gold oil painting tubes. I really wanted to test it so I made this acrylic sketch on paper and covered the hair with golden oil. When you look at the painting in different lights, you get these interesting metallic reflections.
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