Sunday, 28 December 2008

Quick Portrait Sketch

Lately my enjoyment has been portraits. I find so much
satisfaction in the challenge of capturing a persons emotion
in a portrait.
This is a quick 30 min sketch with the intention of capturing
an emotion with life drawing. Although this was drawn from a photo,
it is so hard to find willing models :)
At least it gives me drawing practise for when I do .

Monday, 15 December 2008

Grisaille Portrait

Grisaille (pronounced griz eye) is a painting term which means "grey tones".
This is a monotone painting in a tone value ranging from dark to light.
In this case I am using it as a underpainting to use as a foundation
for many transparent colour overlays "glazing".
This has been painted in Matisse acrylics,with a wonderful medium added
called "clear painting medium"
It enabled me to blend the paint without it drying too fast, which
gave the ability to do lovely skin tones.
And who is the handsome man???