Did You Follow My Advice Over The Weekend?

February 10, 2020


Did you follow my advice over the weekend? Did you sketch and then savor the bits that worked out?

I couldn’t resist following up my post with a sketch that didn’t work (the likeness is off and the facial features are too elongated), but I love it.

I also don’t mind that it’s on a page spread in a Canson 180 sketchbook and the paper (which is not sized for wet media buckled—see the shadows cast by the bucled paper in the subject’s shirt.)

Detail from the sketch shown in this post. Notice the opaque strokes of yellow watercolor in the hair and where the light hits the top of the eyebrow. I was having too much fun.

There are so many things I love in this sketch. I love the shadow color and value beneath the chin, moving down to his chest. I love the rich volume of hair I captured. I love that I was able to play with the variegation of color in that hair, and beard. I love that I kept my color choices in a close knit family for harmony that I could repeat in the variegated background.

Most of all I smile when I look at it and remember how much fun it was to sketch and discover all that.

And I love the wonderful buckle in the paper which makes a marvelous crackling noise as I turn the pages!

I hope you had a lot of fun this weekend as well.

    • georgy
    • February 10, 2020

    I LOVE all your sharing.
    Thank you!

    1. Reply

      Thanks for stopping in to check on what I’m up to. I appreciate it. I hope you are having “too much fun.”

  1. Reply

    “Too much fun.” Sure looks like it! I love your styling with pigments and words.

    1. Reply

      It does show doesn’t it Richard! Thanks for stopping by.

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