Monday, October 17, 2016

Color and form study in acrylic

Another study of the figure from the back. Acrylic sketch on 1/2 sheet paper.

Palette : Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Prussian Blue (plus Titanium White)

Ref image by kind courtesy of Croquis Cafe.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

horses and humans

I've made a number of posts on horses, the study of which is as challenging as that of the human figure. Here are a couple of horse heads (or should I say portraits?) in acrylic. Following those are a couple of (human) figure studies in conte.

1/2 sheet, acrylic on paper

1/2 sheet, conte, water-soluble pencil for background.

Couldn't trace the source of the horse refs. The figure is referenced from photos by Lead Birdie in Deviantart. Many, many thanks to all concerned!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A couple of acrylic sketches

A couple of acrylic figure sketches...

Around half sheet each, acrylic on paper. Limited palette - scarlet lake, primary blue, tit. white, (plus bits of burnt umber)


(Heavily adapted version of ref image)

Close up...


Ref images by kind courtesy of 1) Chamarjin and 2) Samo19 in Deviantart.