Monday, July 29, 2013

Three assorted sketches

From today's work, those not sent to the scrap heap....

All in A3 size paper, using watersoluble pencils/leads

After an oil by William Orpen

Study of the Belvedere torso

Just a quickish leg study

(many thanks to unknown photog of the source ref)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

slogging on

Slogging on with my explorations of the human figure... these are all 15-25 min sketches from refs gleaned from the internet. I'm deeply thankful to the various photo-artists whose work I've referenced, for advancing my education. I'm afraid I'm still looking for the sources, since these were randomly sketched from the screen, so as to give them credit. Any help in that respect would be sincerely appreciated. More on my use of reference for educational purpose...

Done on A3 size paper using variety of dry/watersoluble media.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Another old one

Flotsam and Jetsam - Digitally painted in 2009.

Please disregard the date stamp which mistakenly says 2013... ugh! (except in the last one, where the date is correct) I felt like sharing it in FigureStack. The blog didn't exist at that time, when I first posted it in my website (Digital galleries: here and here).

Perhaps I'll re-paint this in traditional media one day. No references were used.

A few close ups...

"I'm carried in its sweep... "

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Posting an Old preliminary sketch

This is an old painting from 2011, which I thought I'd include in this blog. Its really a preliminary sketch for a planned final version on some future date :/

 I call it 'Vision' - 21" x 15", acrylic on canvas paper.

Study of expression

Studying subtleties of expression in acrylic: 11" x 13.5", acrylic on paper.

Ref image by RoYakali in DA.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Mr Moon's Girlfriend - final version

Finally, I got down to complete this painting, which was laying about for quite a while. I regret the pic quality, doesn't capture the finer tints of teal on blue, despite my various attempts. But the close up has better color reproduction, hopefully. I'm also including the previous/trial works, leading up to this painting.

Mr Moon's Girlfriend - 4 ft x 3 ft, acrylic on canvas

close up...

Charcoal drawing and the acrylic under-layer, from this earlier post...

A preliminary/trial version - 19.7 x 13.8 inches, acrylic on canvas paper

And the very first sketch, approx A3, in watersoluble crayons and pencils. This was originally posted here..