|Figure Painting Detail (Session 3 of 3). 2010.|
Gouache, watercolor, and acrylic on paper, 12 x 9".
The final session of figure painting included beer and pizza, so fun was had all around. Hopefully, it won't be another 7 years until I paint from life again. The lighting was a good deal different from the previous 2 weeks, so I salvaged what I could (the room doubles as a gallery and was in the process of being prepared for an exhibit). I concentrated primarily on the face and hands, though the background and feet received some attention as well. I used my new brush, the Silver Brush Limited Black Velvet #10, a great (cheap) alternative to Winsor & Newton's Series 7.
I hope this looser (and decidedly opaque) paint handling can find a way into my professional work, but it's tough when deadlines are tight and mistakes cost time. Despite that, I do have a series of covers that allow for some experimentation, so I'm excited about the opportunity.
I'm dabbling quite a bit lately with a host of different projects, mostly covers, but also some new territory. I'm afraid the perspective series is going to have to wait—there's simply too much that I want to say. In lieu of that, I'm making progress on my image search post(s) and should have that ready after the New York Comic Con... only a week away now!
Have a great weekend!