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Martin (study) [20120204] | by rodneyvdb
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Martin (study) [20120204]

Martin (study)


Life drawing and painting, focused on achieving depth or accentuation through colour, in particular the use of tonal colours. Fourth session on colour theory, this time used for portrait sketching. To practise tonal painting we this time actually didn't sketch from life, but from self-chosen photos. As I've been wanting to do a painting of Martin for a while now (I did a quick digital sketch of him earlier, see my previous post on Martin), I chose one of his JKPP-photos to work from. I used cobalt blue as basic colour and mixed the rest from that. Not completely finished, ran out of time. I'd need to do some corrections to really catch the Martin I've come to know, but all in all I'm pleased with both the result and likeness. I tend never to continue with or rework art class material afterwards, just leaving it as it turned out during class as a reminder of that particular session. Acrylic on paper (55 x 73 cm).

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Taken on February 4, 2012