Thursday, 29 March 2007

Studying the Masters.


I have been studying the artist John William Waterhouse , and his techniques in sketching. He always did a pencil sketch before he painted his masterpieces.
Waterhouse was an artist , his work spaned over 5 decades from the 1870's. He captured such beautiful poetic scenes in his paintings which are loved by many all over the world.
Here I have taken one of his study sketches and put my sepia toned pencil to work in the ways of this wonderful "Old Master"
This has been done on a watercolour paper which has a watercolour wash. The pencils I used are prismacolours.