Today I worked, maybe finished two enamels.
First this vitrifiable paint:
Guess who that is? Oedipus arm… and his eye on the floor!! xD
And then I drew on a base with pencil:
On to progress pictures. This is my reference picture, my partner’s arm.
To achieve a soft shading wit black only I had to “paint” mainly with a needle.
After this I fired this layer.
Base is lapidated with a fine stone to have a matte surface where drawing with pencil is possible.
I lost shading and volume in deepening the eye, but this is a portrait after all.
I lost a lot of intensity with the fire too. But I have to make tests, see if it is possible to fire another layer on top without losing the first layer to the fire.