On Monday and Wednesday I am auditing a painting class at a local college. SCARY stuff. NO PeNcIL allowed?! But he’s the boss so NO pencil. Should be interesting.
He said if we can draw with a pencil we can draw with a brush. Hmm?! As I said he’s the boss he knows.
Here’s the sketch drawn with my paintbrush and a very watery burnt sienna. I hope I get the hang of this soon. Maybe I just need to practice sketching with my paint brush. My size 4 Isabey.
Had a lot of trouble getting the head small enough. Not sure why but I did. Couldn’t be that I sketched it too large could it?!
Not only was his head to big his neck which is slim is massive. Oops!!
Ok so I cheated and got out a watercolor pencil because I was getting so frustrated with the head. The light purple areas around the head are where I narrowed the head. I also ended up lifting the beard and the sunglasses.
Lifting is easy to do on good cold press Wc paper like this fabriano. Just dampen it a bit with a brush and left off with a CLEAN paper towel or Kleenex. No puffs allowed they have lanolin in them. Not good for watercolors.
Onward and upward my painting partners.
Thanks for reading.