Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Malachy Portrait: WIP

Yesterday I posted a sketch I had done in preperation of a new acrylic portrait I am doing of my nephew, Malachy.

In the past I've had a lot of frustration with doing human portraits in acrylic because you can't see your drawing under the paint like you can with the transparent watercolors and because the paint dries so quickly that blending is difficult.

So this time I made a dark, charcoal drawing and sprayed it with a fixative so that it wouldn't disappear the moment I touched paint to canvas.

As you can see, I'm trying to work around the drawing at this point, but by the end I don't want any charcoal to be showing. The gray base coat should also be almost completely covered.


Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! THAT IS AMAZING!!! I want one for all of my kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =( That is what I call art baby!

Chirag Thumbar said...

Nice work, the charcoal drawing is reallly very nice.