It’s been a while since my last post. I have been painting and sketching but I’ll just post my painting progress this time.
I liked a photo posted by Crispur2005 for the 2 hour challenge on Wetcanvas last weekend so after making a quick sketch I decided to go with it.
Pretty crummy I know but it does get better 🙂 I drew a bit better looking model on a sheet of Arches 300g about 28 x 40 cm and added some washes. Actually overdid some of them. The colour didn’t do it for me though.
So I tried to add more colour and bit more interest in the background using gouache. This is where it all goes wrong. I lose the looseness of the initial painting.
After I posted it on Wetcanvas I got some great feedback and suggestions. Common faults that I really should know better. Feet too small, head too large. I know I don’t take the time to stand back from my work. Must remember to do this. So back to the board. I killed it with a layer of white gouache and restated some lines with a bamboo pen. I actually don’t mind this – looks like it’s re emerging from the mist.
But I can’t leave things alone so more gouache again. I’m letting this one sit for a while. It may get more work, it may not. The great thing about gouache is that I can come and add or subtract, draw over it or even repaint the whole lot out and start over again.