Friday, December 28, 2012

Jim in colour

colour drawing of jim using Pro Create
Jim in colour

I do not think I can go any further using ProCreate and it's time to crack out the paint in the New Year.
Best wished for the New Year everyone!

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Friday, December 21, 2012

HAppy Christmas

decorating the christmas tree showing a morris man fairy
Decorating the Christmas Tree

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Gothic Jim

under drawing in grey using Procreate on the iPad
Gothic Jim
  I am guessing that this portrait is for his partner so was channeling the smoldering eyes of Antonio Banderas. I am drawing this using Procreate on the iPad. I have a way to go before it is finished.

 Drawing in tones of grey allows me to develop the painting in careful stages. Here I am looking at acurate drawing and values (light to shadow relationship). I will then paint this onto the the black and red on the canvas then overpaint it in mainly transparent colour resulting in a glowing colour.

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Friday, December 07, 2012

Jim: First Pass

First Pass

This is the first pass for Jim's portrait. It is on a square 50 cm. canvas and is painted with acrylic paint. When painting in oil you have to keep in mind that you need to paint "fat over lean". This means that each layer of oil paint needs to be painted with more oil. Following this mantra means that your underlayers do not cure at different rates to the top ones and eventually cause cracking. Acrylic paint is very lean and dries with speed. I wanted the background rectangle of red paint to evoke the act of painting with it's texture and edge thinning.

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