Friday, 14 November 2008

The day after, 8" x 10", Acrylic/Biro on canvas board, 2008

I sketched this guy recently, the 3rd of November as my sketch book reads, so I was still able to capture a bit of his feel in this transformation.

I have gone about this painting in a really systematic form, to help viewers understand my mixed media technique and also to help myself. I also need to understand a bit about my working procedure, which sometimes is quite haphazard and needs a bit of structure for future referencing and teaching purposes.

1. The canvas stained with a neutral colour that suited his overall skin tone
2. The sketch done with a brown fine permanent-ink marker(PITT Artist Pen-Brush nib)
3. Tones added with brown tombow felt markers
4. The details sketched in with black Biro
5. The acrylic added in various strokes blobs and patches just to cover the entire canvas
6. The drawing recovered with a Biro sketch
7. Addition of texture where necessary, using Winsor and Newton Galeria Heavy Structure Gel
8. Re-painting the whole piece with more definite strokes blobs and patches
9. Addition of Biro drawing for some details
10. Final highlights in acrylic with gel and Biro

Stay tuned for more!


Rose Welty said...

I enjoy your sketches on your other blogs. But this blog is absolutely fascinating - to see how transform your sketches, the comments you make about the process - very interesting. It's great food for thought, thanks for sharing.

adebanji said...

Thanks Rose! You are welcome! It is a great challenge for me but I have alawys longed to take these sketches a step further and this last one has really encouraged me to keep it going.

Jaycee said...

Very very lovely. Your sketches look alive!

adebanji said...

Thanks Jaycee!

Ira Robbins said...

realy beautiful drawings and color finishes!

adebanji said...

Thanks very much Ira!