The Quick & the Quicker.
Acrylic and pencil on paper. 1 hour infant of the model, 30 minutes in the studio.
I’ve been looking at underpainting, thinking to get the important part down from life and add things like colour later from memory. So the work infront of the model was made with three brushes (a large window sash brush, an old Fan and a knackered medium pointed brush), with gesso and black acrylic. Then the plan was to go over this at home with oil washes. Due to lack of time the coloured pencils came out which added to the texture and movement of marks. I’m quite please with this technique as it is the opposite of most artists – usually pencils then paint on top.
Here’s some details of the work.
The work in the original Black and White state and the rest of the night’s work at the Mary Ward Centre.
Graphite stick and Pencil on paper.
The week before I was late to the class, found a place to draw (on a ‘donkey’ – a drawing bench) and made a pencil work. I like the different eyes, drawn at different times, hence the half sleepy look.