Wednesday, 28 March 2012
The Colour Version, 8" x 10", Oil on Board, 2012
The post that would be coming up here in the next few months would be how I convert my black and white sketches of Big Issue Sellers to Oil Colour sketches.
Here I sketch in oil the sketch on the board using a grid reference for accurate transfers. The program I use is called Accurasee you can download it for free and it is great for accurate grid scaling. I printed out the sketch to the proportion of the painting I was working on and did the initial sketch with a mixture of vermillion and black. Looking at my palettre you can see I have only 4 colours for this painting. Its a Zorn palette and I love it. I also did the same proportional grid lines on my board.
Here I do the initial broad block-in shapes to cover the whole face. working from larger dark shapes to smaller lighter shapes.
More detail is added, the goal is to draw into the broad shapes with more precise marks.
Here, the refining takes place with a round pointed sable number 2. It's at this stage that the main features are refined and all the edges re-adjusted.