Another expressive piece combining a mix of media to create a blend of abstract realism. The gestural charcoal drawing of an expectant mother was first fixed from the back with shellac in expressive strokes that would then still be visible in a luminous like effect under the layer of translucent black plaka paint strokes in the front.
The linear accidental effects from the paint caused by the natural puckering of the paper when wet, gives further dimensional layering and interest to the piece..
These are a few gestures from one of my drawing practice sessions I thought would look awesome as a set together. They could either be hung together or separately to create a harmonious cohesiveness to a living space.
Each was created with charcoal pencil on newsprint mounted on Japanese archival rice paper and measure 8.5 x 11.5 Inches each.
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! So with a touch of trepidation I got back to this piece and I'm pretty happy it's turned out just as envisioned!.. The nature of this piece I feel lends itself to personal interpretation so I shy away from clarifying my own inspiration as I would like each observer to find meaning in it for themselves, independent of my own conceptual vision.
I have this lovely archival tan paper I've been itching to use and thought a 'trois crayons' (technique using three colours - sanguine, white and black) would look gorgeous on it...
The shadow patterns on the model were intricately interesting and I loved that she also had a tattoo on the side of her rib cage that spelt out Honour, Strength and Loyalty..
This piece was really a joy to create!.. :)
Had a little fun with the edges of this figure study in oil with some pallet knife gestural sgraffito.
Haven't done a long pose practice session in a long time so it was really fantastic knuckling down to bring this pose through all the nuances that are generally left behind when doing one of my short gesture drawings...
Attention was given to sensitive soft edges (with carefully chosen defined accents ). Without fiddling with the details of the hand in the foreground, the eye is free to be led up and down the figure.. the perspective enhanced by the barely rendered feet in the distance...
Ok folks, thanks so much for the visit!.. :D
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