Yup, I'm actually updating. School is starting to calm down, so I decided to paint tonight. The obvious choice, of course, is working on the portraits I'm doing of my roommate and I looking all regal and dignified for above our mantlepiece (that we don't have one is a minor technicality). They'll end up above our dining room table (folding card table) once they're done.
Started with a rough tonal sketch and after painting the dark purpley colour onto the canvas, sketched it out in paint.
My workspace for this part of the project, in case you're curious
Blocked in the lights and shadows
And the progress I made tonight.
Hopefully I will have more time to work on these and will be able to update again much sooner!