Friday, October 22, 2010

Portrait class—mixed media

Mixed media exercise today—model is sketch loosely with odorlees turp and burnt sienna oil paint. This is a very light wash establishing shapes. Then charcoal and pastel are layered over the oil wash drawing. The pastel grabs onto the turp wash creating a wonderful layered effect. Then more turp to blend and more pastel and charcoal layers and on and on and on...

20 minute sketch from model(so little time)

15 minute sketch (even less time)

Pastel (without turpentine and oil paint wash)

9 comments:

helen said...

Wow - your 15 minute sketch - knocked my socks off - just kidding - but I did like it!

Dan Kent said...

These are very interesting and such character! Love the idea of mixed media and amazed at how much you can accomplish with diverse media in such a short time.

donnamcm said...

OMG Jen, I love these, especially the second portrait and the final image, with the great lines and exaggeration is absolutely fantastic. I am soooooooo jealous of this class you are taking and this body of work. You are going to have to teach me some of this at Disney please.

Linda T said...

Very cool.

. said...

I really like the 15 min sketch, very neat shades and colours and I like the way it all blends in to each other. Will have to give that a try. great work!!

freebird said...

Wonderful. I especially like the first one with it's up closeness. I love the colors you've used too.

Jim said...

these are all great, by my fav is the lady on the bottom with the fat thigh! Not that I have a fetish for fat thighs...lol...but how you filled the available space. nice.

jgr said...

Lovely sketches! Thanks for sharing your technique.

sue said...

Jennifer, you are doing fabulous things here--I love these!! Keep it up.