I have never used illustration board. For my oils, I have always used stretched canvas, which is a great way to work, but may be impractical for the large amount of works I want to make in a short amount of time. So as not to dive into my senior project without any idea of how illustration board behaves, I am going to paint a portrait. Not just any portrait. I am painting a portrait of a mergentleman. Or is it gentlemerman?
On a different subject, I have recently finished an oil painting that I began during this past spring semester for my painting class:
This is a painting of my cat, Oliver. I am very, very happy with how it turned out.