A little painted sketch that relies heavily on the hue of the toned ground to give a translucent wholeness to the models skin. Painted with a very limited palette of Flake White Hue, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna and Cad Orange, one can see why the cool tones supplied by the toned ground would be ideal for a quick painted sketch like this.
The empty space plays just as important a role in the composition as the actual drawing in this piece, once again utilizing the beauty of 'Yohaku no bi' in one of my works...
I found an article that writes about this beautifully on 'Seattle Japanese Garden'.
To quote an excerpt...
The beauty of the extra white, the space left empty, is called yohaku no bi in Japanese. This is a concept borrowed from Chinese landscape ink wash paintings, where clouds, mist, sky, and water could be left unpainted. Their presence was suggested only by the carefully rendered edges of the surrounding landscape. This artistic strategy resonated with Taoism’s idea of qi (chi) – the formless energy from which the universe emanates.
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Hiya folks! Another gestural sketch off the drawing easel !
Really found the composition of this piece quite appealing, despite the hair reaching right to the edge of the space, it somehow gives a dynamic yet still balanced feel to the piece..
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Took a bit for me ol' noggin to wrap it's head around all the completely new technical concepts involved to film and edit it ( I haven't even scratched the surface) , however I hope you will enjoy this first attempt!
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Decided to try out something different this time with one of my figure gesture studies.. This piece pretty much evolved organically with the different media added according to what was called out for as the piece progressed!
New gesture drawing from one of my practice sessions (2D source). As usual this piece has been mounted on archival Japanese Rice paper to reinforce the papers strength, this time however I decided to have the rice paper over lap the newsprint by about a 0.5 cm as I thought it looks rather nice that way..
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So I went a diving in to my old store of holiday pics from the bygone days when I went anywhere at all, and found some snapshots taken on a trip to Tioman Island.. Their beaches are the stuff of paradise, as are many of our beautiful seaside destinations here. The sand as fine as caster sugar and water so crystal clear, one could almost forget the degradation and pollution that would probably have shown up if not for the resorts careful maintenance.
Painted alla prima....
.... and another gesture drawing... :)
More gesture drawings!.. Simple and direct, drawings like these are best done by feeling the gesture of the model in ones own bones as one draws them.
Hidy ho guys! So I got out and got some sun for once, which took all of 15 paces from my door.. haha!!
Now I kid, I'm not that bad with the sun thing (not that hard in sunny Malaysia!), this was however a first in a long time at doing an en plein air painting, and the weather sure was ideal!..
Loved how this gesture drawing turned out!
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p.s Pardon the French! Been trying to incorporate it more in to my everyday speech/writing to strengthen my grasp of the language.. :D
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