Tuesday, 20 September 2016

2 men in head gear

#29faces.  Some catch-up for the #29faces project.

Man in hat, graphite, 7 by 5 ins., paper. Face 17

White butterfly, acrylics, 8 by 8 ins., journal, Face 18

Stripey jumper, pen and pan pastels, A4, journal. Face 19

Man in turban, ink and pan pastels, 8 by 8 ins.,  journal. Face 20

Here are my catch-up faces for this week.

The 2 men are from reference photos in wetcanvas.  It was interesting to practice male portraits.  Female faces tend to dominate my art work.

Face 17:  Man in hat.  Here I concentrated on tonal information.  Shading is useful information for a future painting.

Face 18: Here I was trying out my new bottle of crackle medium (by Folk Art: Plaid USA).  I like the pronounced crackle effects of this medium, used in the background.

Face 19: Here I tried out the combination of pen for the outlines and pan pastels for the colour.  I am still trying to get the hang of blending this medium.  I think it would be good to try pan pastels over watercolour next.

Face 20: In this one, I tried light washes of black ink for the shading before adding the pan pastel colours.  I think I should have left more white for the light areas...next time I will.

So now I am caught up.

Have a great week!!



Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Ohhh June. These faces are fabulous. I have missed a few days of comments so looked at those faces too. Just wonderful.

tartantaz said...

Nice work June, Nice work indeed :) T x

Tammie Lee said...

beautiful faces, each one.
i love your blog header, beautiful.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice faces :) the shading on the graphite one is really well done :)