Sunday, March 7, 2010

Recent Events

I wanted to practice this technique a little more, so I put together a portrait of my friend Ryan. Some steps:

First I transferred my image and painted over it with a warm acrylic undertone to establish the highlights of the painting.

Then I went over the acrylic with a contrasting dark layer of gouache to establish the darks. The gouache is watersoluble so once it's down you can remove it with a wet brush to reveal your image.

Then I fixed the gouache with sprayfix, and started going back over it with acrylic again.

Not much of the gouache layer ended up showing through, but its still a really useful technique for establishing values. I wanted to work with some fun shadow colors here. I've been thinking about Pontormo's Deposition a lot.

Grisaille underpainting on shaped canvas for class. Pretty excited about this. Not done yet.

Some mail art I made.


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