Wednesday, January 05, 2011

More Black and White Tango - original charcoal figurative sketch


This sketch will be the underlayer for a painting. I've not used this approach very much, but I know artists who do this - spray fixative on it and then paint over the drawing. Using this method should make the painting practically paint itself. This pose with the outside leg extending back is really a difficult one, because it's not very easy to make obvious which leg is in back, which is in front. While I'm pretty pleased with this one, I still may make changes in the painting as I work. This sketch is on 7 x 5" Gessobord.
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6 comments:

Anthony Duce said...

I like the drawing as it is, so much expression.

the art of the dance is like chocolate said...

love it! wonderful!

Paulette Farrell - Portraits said...

Its ace Connie. What size charcoal stick do you use?

Connie said...

Hi Anthony - thank you so much - glad you like it!

Connie said...

Hi Myra - so great to hear from you - thank you!

Connie said...

Wow Paulette - thank you! As for the charcoal size, I just grab whatever's handy and use all sizes, but they're generally soft or very soft.