Saturday, 31 May 2014

Macaque- a watercolour sketch


'Bonnet macaque', watercolours, 8 by 6 ins., HP paper.

A sketch of a Bonnet macaque monkey.  A study of  form using tone to achieve a sense of solid 3D structure, which was quite a challenge since I was using a photo reference that was not terribly clear!  I am fairly pleased with it, particularly as it helps with understanding this monkey's features for future paintings in other media.  I can see areas that could be 'improved' but nothing too drastic.

I used wet over dry paint because it was easier to do for this study.

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