Sunday, February 22, 2015

2nd entry for Feb. 2, 2015

This is a 40-minute study with a variety of washes on an 18 x 24" sheet of Canson Watercolour paper. there was an initial pencil underdrawing to sort out proportions, a few Pitt pen lines, and then an alternation of brushpen and Chinese ink washes delivered with regular watercolour brushes.
I like the open-ness of this, and the juxtaposition of fluid and more controlled values.
There was just enough time that there is a little bit of urgency to the image-making, as opposed to more leisurely overworking.
But time is relative - after 5's, 10's and 15's, 40 minutes seems epic. But within an extended 3-hour pose, 40 minutes is only 1/4 of the way.

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