Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Portrait Sketch - Speed Experiment

This is another quick 'sketch' done in about 30 minutes.  It's from a photograph, not life, and some of the proportions are way out but I'll give myself some leeway here as I was doing this so fast.  I was trying out some new brushes using a 'dry brush' technique in some places which works well for modelling the face.  Only doing this in gouache picks up the paint underneath so I wasn't always getting the effect I intended.  Acrylics for quick sketches like this might be my next purchase at the art materials store.

Quick Portrait Sketch
Gouache on Cartridge Paper


CrimsonLeaves said...

Look at you! Cranking out art after work and done so well, too! Wish I could find the energy myself.

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Sherry - yes, I am trying to make up for not doing anything for a while. :-)