Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Quick head study

Painting a head in one minute is a good warm-up exercise. It forces me grasp the essentials right away.

Sequence: 1. Shadow shapes, 2. Background, 3. Halftones.
Tools: water brush filled with Higgins Eternal ink, a big flat brush with a diluted ink, and a sable brush filled with water.
Timer: an antique one-function electric unit by Cole-Parmer. 
Reference: photo of Donald Tusk, President of the European Council.


Anonymous said...

Excellent. . Also nice is Tom Norton's walnut ink [water-soluble]. I have four water-pens——50% strength, 25%, 5% and clear water——for much the same purposes. gj

Unknown said...

LOL, that timer!! Awesome.