Thought I'd add a few of my latest gestures to my shop!..
These were all drawn with Derwent Charcoal Pencil on Newsprint during various practice sessions. :)
Hi guys, This is the first little painting I've done of Watson,
Surprising since her cuteness seems quite unreal at times.. haha!
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p.s. Read more about how this piece was created at 'Watson' the Cat Wet on Wet Oil Painting'
Hiya guys!.. I'd say this one is one of my favs of the 1st weeks challenge that I did.. Using hog bristle brushes, rather than the synthetics used for the others, every brushstroke was deeply pronounced and I tried to take advantage of this by ensuring every stoke would speak to the underlying forms and be texturally appealing with sure gesture.
The bleaching white light of the ref image, flattened the models face somewhat. Thus the challenge was to portray this washed out lighting while still bringing dimensionality to the portrait..
Ref Photo Credit : Kelly Searl on Unsplash
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Read more details and about how this piece was created on my blog at : Our Painted Lives Journey
This little 4x4" was painted alla prima, using the minimal amount of strokes to express the subject matter..
Hi guys! This little gesture was done in three hues - Ivory Black, Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna on a toned acrylic ground of Ultramarine + either Ivory Black or Raw Umber (I can't recall!)! I tried to apply each stroke deliberately and accurately, so as to ensure an expressive and confident piece, using the minimal amount of strokes to express the form..
The original is a small study ( There are a few WIP pics at 'Ivory Gesture' ) however the best thing about having a really high res great scanner is I can scan really high resolution images of small works like this and make them available as high quality giclees in quite large sizes (Saatchi have Ivory Gesture Prints at sizes up to 34 Inches ! ).. As long as the artwork fits my little over A4 size scanner (or can be scanned in parts, and combined), I can get really superior quality images for all my art prints !.. :D
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Hope you all are keeping safe and your souls fulfilled !
So I decided to develop this piece further, getting textural effects on the paper and adding the vibrant ultramarine blue and black ink in the background. I really like the aged look of the paper now and the overall effect by adding the colour and background makes for a much more interesting composition.
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Hi guys, here a few new charcoals that I've posted recently in my Artfinder store!.. I've recently started to mount all my available newsprint drawings on archival Japanese Rice Paper!.. This not only strengthens the integrity of the paper which is quite thin, but also I think helps improve the longevity of the paper!
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