Saturday, March 30, 2013

Brush sketch

Just one brush sketch W.I.P to share - began as a tentative brush drawing, evolved into a more finished rendering in acrylic. 11" x 13.5", on paper. Palette - Burnt Umber, Prussian Blue, Scarlet Lake, Yellow Ocher, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White.

(My apologies if the image is partly 'under-covering' the menu on the right, this is just to show a larger image at first glance)

Here's the finished image by itself:

Ref image by Edward Weston (rylstone) in DA.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Horses are figures too - 4 (with W.I.P)

N.B. Picture updated with a larger and sharper one.

I use the same technique to draw horses, that I use to draw homo sapiens. Namely, the head height as unit for measurement. Served me well in this acrylic study as well -

28" x 22", acrylic on paper.

And here is the W.I.P sequence:
  1. The drawing in charcoal - just a basic shape outline with some suggested value changes
  2. The drawing lines 'inked' over with burnt umber (mainly) and prussian blue.
  3. Added the background (imaginary).
  4. Painted a transparent layer (leaving a few areas paper-white), to understand the tonal variations.
  5. Opaque layer partly added
  6. The finished painting as above. 

Ref image by Breathless-dk in DA.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Backlit... acrylic with W.I.P shots

One acrylic study, 11" x 13.5" on paper, with W.I.P. I'm anything but happy with this... my approach was too cursory, and the result unsatisfactory. Since I'd taken the w.i.p pics, I thought I might share it in any case :/

W. I. P... used the brush for drawing.

Ref image by Steve Evans (babasteve in flickr).