Fast lines

8-23-16 Orig 1

Venetian Red and White Pastel on Toned Canson Paper 9×12″

Fast lines or plane lines. These lines which escape the subject and go into the ground of the drawing do some interesting work for you.

I didn’t invent this technique, but I was not taught it either. I observed it in auto concept drawings. It seemed like it was a way to accentuate a gentle curve and also to establish a plane in a 2-D rendering. They work well in instances like this model’s hat, to help suggest it is foreshortened, round and flat. It also helps establish that the lines on a given curved surface represent an edge of an object.

Layout/Color Portrait

Canson toned grey paper 9×12 and 2B Graphite Pencil Layout :25min, 1 sitting.

Rembrandt soft pastels over layout,  1:25 min, 3 sittings.

Scan and Digital touch up with PS 5 , :45 min

Total 2:45.

At the Art League Tuesday Night 8-23-16

paint over pastels

Draw 12-22-2013 2

 

What I am shooting for is a look like the figure is emerging from shadow, as if emerging from tannic swamp water.  No meaning just academic figure work rising from the depth.

This latest test is from a Sunday session with Rembrandt chalk pastels and conte black on toned Canson paper. Then in photoshop painting an oily wet brushy over the highlights and then burn tool the shadows about 70% opacity. I’m pretty happy with the results. I want to get a system going with real paint soon.