I worked for a little while on this today. I forgot to oil out, which is very important. I'm going to let it dry completely now and get back to work on it in a few days!
I just started a new portrait of my brother today wearing a cool leather jacket. I did a portrait of my brother back when I was in high school and I can't wait to see how I've improved since then. I think this portrait will take about 5 sessions to complete and I'll post a comparison picture of the old portrait of my brother and this new one when it's all done!
This is a step-by-step guide for anyone looking to learn how to stretch a canvas! The steps are written out along with corresponding pictures. I'm making an 8" X 10" canvas, but these steps work for any size canvas, big or small.
-Stretcher Bars (assemble by fitting together each piece to form a square/rectangle)
-Steel Cut Tacks