Thursday, 17 February 2011

DAZED, 7" x 9.5", Oil on board, 2011



This is another transformation from black and white to colour.

1.I started with a Lightly toned gessoed board,, the colour of the tone was light cream, a mixture I derived from white, yellow ocher and raw umber in acrylic colours.

2. I start to sketch directly with a brush and oil colour slightly diluted, this is a quick colour sketch and I don't plan to spend more than 45 mins. So it's Straight sketching and colour filling as I go along.

3. I start by using a light colour of a mixture that consists of yellow ocher, cadmium red and white, I grey and cool this mixture with a bit of blue. I apply this mixture to all the light planes of the head-forehead Cheeks, jaw, chin....

4. Next I get my dark tone by adding burnt sienna and Ultramarine blue to the mixture above. I apply this to all the dark passages.

5. I then soften the edges between the dark and light passages. and this creates a more solid looking face.

6. I then accentuate the lights and add darker details like nostrils and eye lashes with the tip of a round long sable brush.

7. I then work on the hood by simply starting from the dark side and moving into the light.

8. Then I add the background with some warm and cool browns to create a hazy background to show he is dazed.

9. I just wanted to do this one quickly to capture the guys mood, one that truly caught my attention in a 453 bus last week. I think I finished it in 30 minutes.
I think these colour sketches are good to train one to quickly capture gestures in colour.

12 comments:

Tim Robinson said...

Awesome expression! I also like application of paint.

adebanji said...

Thanks Tim! Yeah-I really had to stop in time because I loved the haunted expression that popped up while the painting was in progress!

SKIZO said...

Wonderful
work
thank you for sharing

adebanji said...

Thanks Skizo!

Chanp said...

nice blog. this piece has a nice mood/expression to it.

adebanji said...

Thanks Chanp!

Painting Tips and Tricks said...

nice artwork!....Daniel

adebanji said...

Thanks Painting tips and tricks!

hmuxo said...

Excellent painting!!

artbyakiko said...

You did this in half an hour!! Amazing! Great job, as always!

Sy's Prints said...

love this, amazing work

Olgi said...

Please go on with paintin, I miss the new ones!!! :))))
Olgi