Have not done any figurative for a long while. Thought I would try a series of quick figurative pieces using the acrylics I brought and the few reference photos I have with me.
First is on black gesso on 12x16 linen on doorskin. Used graphite pencil to lay in first sketch, then used the acrylic marker pens for "final" sketch. Piece completed using only a half inch water colour brush (Alegro from Opus Framing ) Needed many layers of dry over dry to cover the light parts (back of gesso showing through on course linen).
Planning and drawing time about half an hour. Painting time about an hour. Simple spots of colour dry over dry.
|Building a selection of acrylic marker pens
That was fun so I started another. This one on course linen again covered in gesso mixed with leftover paint from palette.
Not happy so I left the exercise there. Thought I would share anyway.