These past few days I've been painting some portrait of a random girl (I don't know who she is honestly) on a basic stretcher.
The process was fun. First, I had to put gesso on the canvas cloth but only to the part where I'm gonna paint the portrait and not the entire canvas. Then use a sandpaper to smoothen out the surface. Here's the first layer.
Lmao, I know I know. Stop laughing at this face.
The Grumbacher Gesso is really good though. I literally was dancing while painting (oil paint) cos it feels like I painted for the first time again. Was a bit chalky, holds the paint like it's gold, isn't shiny-ish. So consider this a bit of a reviewish.
And this was the photo that I posted as a story on Instagram because they are boring as fuck. I can't afford to be banned right now so had to cover the nipples just in case.
I painted the second layer the next day and here's the initial result.
I'm happy how the painting turned out so far.