January 27, 2009

figure drawing/painting

two or three times a month I attend a figure drawing session. Most of the time I draw with charcoal, but last session I worked in oil on gessoed art board. The panel is toned with raw umber to put it at mid value. Before I start painting I mix a range of values from dark to light in about five or six steps with the raw umber and titanium white. First step is to block in the basic figure then work up the darks. From there it's a matter or building the form in value using the pre-mixed range.

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