Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Standing Male Figure

This painting started out as a pen and ink drawing. I like the flexibility of walnut ink because it can be pulled out if put in the wrong spot. I like the way the drawing was progressing and I had some time left with the model so I thought I would mark some color. After a thin coat of matte medium dried (5 minutes) I started to correct the contours and block in the planes. I have to battle with lost and found edges because I want the figure to disappear into the ground. Someone else said it and I agree, "...painting is 80% edges."