Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Nude #340

19"x25" - watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper
This is a 25 minute pose. I am very rusty and trying to get back into the natural groove of doing figure painting. I seem to be getting more abstract with these nudes. I am starting in the middle and working out to the edges. I always start with a sketch in paint. I go for the gesture in a neutral shade of wash then add the lights, then add the cools or the hots then add the darks. I add the graphite lines at the end for definition. Usually an Artist will work the other way around and do the sketch first in graphite, then add the paint. 

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