Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Title: Contemplation II
Medium: Mixed Media (charcoal dust, graphite dust, coloured pencil, water, graphite and oil base pencil)
This is my entry into Liz Holm's flying moleskin's, she hasn't got a bound sketchbook but carefully laid watercolour paper with some sort of lighter transparent paper to protect the finished work. Since part of her guidelines had to do with portraits of any kind, I decided to take on a commuter who I noticed at Victoria Coach Station Bus Stop. He looked really deep in thought and had a very pensive and contemplative feel to his pose and demeanor. I couldn't resist doing this portrait sketch of him to reveal these characteristics.
I used one of my beloved mixed media techniques to go about this. Starting off with the pencil sketch, then adding tones with graphite dust mixed with water, then for darker tones, adding charcoal dust with water all applied with a sable brush. I then added details with a soft oil base pencil and a white coloured pencil.
This sketch, with the whole package is now flying off to Dean!