Friday, October 26, 2007

THURSDAY DEMO / DRACULA

A lot of time has gone by since my last posting. I recently did a DEMO at the St louis Artists' Guild, in St. Louis.
Since Halloween is approaching, i thought it would be appropriate to do a RUB-OUT painting technique, using
Count dracula as my model.
The following pics are of my preliminary drawings. color sketches, and finally, the finished demo.




These are the pencils I used to create the final demo. The first image is a detail of the head portion of the full upper body
sketch. I only used the head as my subject for the demo.
I made a zerox copy of this sketch to about 14 inches in height. I then pasted it onto a canvas board, using Acrylic
Gel right out of the jar. I applied a heavy coat onto the canvas board, and while that was still wet, I placed the zerox
on top of the wet gel, gently pressing it down onto the canvas board surface. After it was securely in place, I applied
another heavy coat of Acrylic Gel on top of the Zerox. This was set aside and allowed to dry, completely, before beginning the demo.



This color sketch was done, using some prismacolor pencils, on a copy of the drawing that had been taken to a full tone rendering. i wanted to use a red / green palette for the demo, so as to keep the painting to a limited palette.
After two hours (approx) of pushing around the opaque water color medium (gouache) on the Acrylic Gelled surface,
i finished the demo of Dracula's head. Here are the results:



Here is the full version of the final demo....



...and here is a detail of the head portion of the final art. Let me know what you think, and I'll return your comments.
Bill Vann

5 Comments:

Blogger Mary Ann said...

Very nice, but no small effort. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Ann G.

5:49 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Excellent. Gel medium is simply great . Limited palette is powerful.

5:30 AM  
Blogger Vanns Digital Photo Service said...

These are really GREAT
BUT
I want to see
ROLF MALONE

8:05 PM  
Blogger Vanns Digital Photo Service said...

These are really GREAT
BUT
I want to see
ROLF MALONE

8:05 PM  
Blogger Vanns Digital Photo Service said...

These are really GREAT
BUT
I want to see
ROLF MALONE

8:05 PM  

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