Sanguine rainbow figure: Video timelapse

Sunday, February 24, 2019



Hello art friends,

For some time I had this beautiful reference from Croquis Cafe and wanted to do something special. And what's more special than sanguine pastels... The air of renaissance and the old masters :).


Every time, I make a new video I learn so much. I think it's becoming quite useful tool for me. It helps me to understand my process better, and definitely helps me to be even more analytical of my work.

This time, I went in with the measuring stick and perhaps I didn't measure enough or I measured too much, and somewhat lost the beautiful tension in the pose. That in and of itself made me a little sad but I take it in account in the next one.

Sometimes, at least for me, it's better to feel the action rather than get caught too much on the measuring. They're both very useful, and I'm going to be more careful in balancing them out from now on.

What I love about the finish piece are all the textures.

Video Timelapse: https://youtu.be/ZJ71NVz4T5U

In the middle of the process I didn't know what to do, there wasn't much wrong with the drawing but it was so unexciting but then I remembered all these pastels and pastel pencils and started to have a lot of fun.

I made all the texture in the background with the help of the wrinkled paper, which I painted with an ink wash without stretching it. I thought it would be cool to make the values in the figure subtle to add contrast.

At the moment, my work has this illustrative and descriptive look. I naturally fall in there, and yet I would love to be more expressive and bold rather than timid.

So, it is back to the drawing board. More practice and studying.





Materials:

Stabilo Carbothello
Conte a Paris Pastel Pencils
Nouvel Carre Pastel
Kneaded eraser
Pencil eraser
Brush
Paper Stamp
Ink washed Paper





Stay artsy.

Until next time,
Iva

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