Thursday, December 3, 2015

57 Chevy #7 - watercolor + charcoal

mixed, 2012
available, 22"x30"

      This is an older piece I discovered I hadn't uploaded here. It's a piece that is started and finished as a complete charcoal drawing. Then I fix the charcoal to keep it from rubbing off and paint over it with watercolor. The charcoal becomes a great underpainting and gives those deep shadows. I've done several pieces this way, though it's been a while since the last one.

12 comments:

  1. wow I would have never thought to use charcoal under watercolor, tho I do greyscale underpaintings in acrylics. Happy PPF

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  2. such a striking piece! The angle and colors are wonderful.

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  3. Once again, your artwork just fills my eyes. This is delightfully shiny and perfectly marvelous.

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  4. Amazing - and I just love vintage cars being a bit vintage myself

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  5. Some of the best ways to stumble on new techniques is by making mistakes. I don't know a lot about drawing but after reading you post I took a closer look at the shading and could see what you were

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