Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Retrenched, 10" x 8", Mixed Media on canvas board, 2008

This is another transformation. The original sketch was done in may this year. Again, no colour references but just a love and passion for the human face and its ever changing emotions.


This was totally experimental





1. I first sketched in biro.

2. Then washed the tones in with acrylic

3. Then I sanded it

4. Retained the drawing again in biro.

5. Sanded it again

6. Added more washes in acrylic

7. Then I fixed it- it all went wrong, started bleeding!

8. Then when dry I etch out the lights and forms hit with light with my surgical blade

9. Enhance the drawing lines again

10. Finally do some last bits of etching.

13 comments:

Jaycee said...

TALENT O!

adebanji said...

Thanks Jaycee!

DB said...

I like your drawings very much.. I like the way you can bring them to life from such a simple and direct sketch. I studied drawing for several years in NYC. I would add pastel s for color and then blend it with a damp brush. I got some good results, I thought.

Good work.

adebanji said...

Thanks DB!

Marian Fortunati said...

Interesting process...
Love the original sketch too.

Have a great 2009.

adebanji said...

Thanks once again Marian!

Stephen Gardner said...

Happy New Year man, you are prolific and bloody great. Keep it up.

adebanji said...

Thanks Stephen, wishing you the best too!

Holly Van Hart said...

Adebanji, Wow, love your work. So full of life. I look forward to seeing what's to come in 2009!!! All the best, Holly

adebanji said...

Thanks Holly! Stay tuned!

John Vander Stelt said...

Thanks for sharing your work with us.

Ellis Nadler said...

i love your process

Shari said...

So interesting to see how you transform those sketches! Fascinated by the techniques you are using in this one. You are an inspiration.