Q:Hello Robert! You are so awesome! I love your shade mapping and how you do your drapery, specially on your Bettie Page piece. That's acrylic? right? The underpainting technique looks so cool, I should try that soon. Thank you, Tokwa.
Thank you, Tokwa! Yes, I primarily work in acrylics, from the underpainting to the final color. Underpainting is great because it keeps your original drawing and values there once you start building up paint. There’s nothing worse than starting to lose your drawing under paint and having to redraw it in. For my work, the underpainting is the most important step. I know if I nail the underpainting I don’t have much to worry about in the later stages of the painting.