07 November 2007

figure group

Arches CP 300 gsm, 12" x 9".

once more into the wednesday night figure group, and this week i used watercolor rather than charcoal drawing. this was one of her 15 minute poses.

the approach that seems to work best for me is to make a quick pencil sketch to establish proportions and their landmarks, cut the silhouette of the figure with a background dark, and finally fill in the figure shading.

burnt sienna is the best single pigment flesh paint; the color temperature is adjusted with an earth yellow or red, and chromium oxide green to indicate shadows.

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