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.
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Monday, 8 December 2008
This is another transformation, I have gone straight with acrylic here for most of this painting.
1. I sketched her face in, with the TOM BOW dual felt pen (dark grey)
2. I then went straight with a direct painting technique of shapes of colours, not paying attention to details ( Broad Brush Strokes)
3. I added detail to the shapes of colours (Smaller Brush Strokes)
4. I tried to recover some of the drawing with Wolff's carbon pencil(4B) that I purposely wanted to show in the final work
Then without the reference sketch, I combine some subtle strokes around the painting with some overstatements in the hair to keep the semi abstract nature of that area alive!