Saturday, October 11, 2008
Some art critics would argue that real art is not about making things beautiful - so they should love this! I have to say my heart sinks whenever I see this model because the resulting drawing is always bad. There is just something about her that I find difficult to capture and especially so with this pose and my sitting too close (the room was tiny). Ironic, then, that it should be a drawing of her featured in this months magazine! Apart from all that, I do feel I had more success with the colours and getting them more saturated. I put down a layer of Gold Ochre (Lyra) and it went down nice and waxy, but it was so soft and waxy that I found it difficult to put the darker colours on top. I have a feeling these Lyras are not very consistant in their properties. Not that I'm complaining really - partly it is a bit of a pain, but on the other hand it's really interesting and different getting to know a new medium, especially after years of using pencil and knowing exactly how it handles.