Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I worked back through this one with color pencil adding the green and yellow highlights to the piece. I thought the shapes looked like banana leaves and that was how I colored them. I really like the complementary color play between the red block ink and the green color pencil.
So while playing D&D, I decided to make a quick sketch of my friends. I may have overworked Sarah on the right but I really like some of the details in this painting. I may have to do an oil painting of my D&D table. Sounds like a future project.
This drawing has a good feeling to it. I am a little disappointed in how much I ended up fighting the watercolor pencil in this drawing. The brown in it is just a little consumptive of the other colors.
This was another Monotype Print. I reworked the left side with watercolor. I really like the contrast between the crisp lines of the monotype and the soft flow of the watercolor. I think the head of this figure is dynamic, it sort of reminds me of a Picasso face. It looks like multiple sides and views of a face expressed in a single image.
This is a series of gesture drawings done on the Plexiglas plate. Unlike many of my other mono-type prints I didn't rework this one with watercolor of pencil. I think the figure at the end makes this piece.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I had a lot of fun with this drawing. First of all I drew it as a part of a drawing class I took in Italy. The exercise was really about playing with materials and media. This is a large drawing, about 3'5" by 5'2" (The actual measurement is in Cm).
I started the assignment by arranging the still life, then quickly applying the white wash on the right side of the painting. I then began with a drawing in various colors of conte I really wanted to give a range of completion for the piece. Some of the flowers are very well rendered and utilize many different colors while others are simple drawings. I really like how the large open flower on the left came out.
"There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and intelligence transform a yellow spot into the sun." ~ Pablo Picasso
~ Robert Green Ingersoll