This week's drawing. Still playing with building texture and depth through the work, but definitely getting closer to satisfied with the outcome.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
The last year has been about trying to find my voice, my visual language through my drawing practice. This is the third in a series I'm calling 'Shapeshifters'. Working on finding the balance between my need to work quickly and rough against my moments of perfectionism. I'm a split personality drafter. Still working it through, but feel like I'm getting closer to the right balance.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
|1. the underpainting|
|2. large loose tonal paint application|
|3. Building the pentimenti and tonal colour|
Saturday, July 18, 2015
I feel better now :-)
Had a bit of a think and decided that raw sienna is going to work better that the Italian Pink.
I need to start thinking about how the face integrates into the ground and the rest of the figure. Maybe some loose brush-strokes and a series of glazes.
I'd really like to bleed some colour across the work - Maybe that Alizarin across the face; I'll see what happens when the intensity builds.
Friday, July 3, 2015
In terms of the effect I think it's a technique that has potential for portraits but isn't offering the expressive looseness I'm looking for at the moment. Once this work is done I have another underpainting I'm thinking about playing with to create expressive layers.
Next is the houding layer (applying warm and cool colours to model the dimensionality of the face).