Saturday, 4 February 2012

Colour theory, tonal colours (Martin)


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). Portrait also for Julia Kay's Portrait Party on Flickr. Portret & model-tekenen/schilderen, gericht op diepte- of accentwerking door middel van kleur, met name tonale kleuren. Portret voor Julia Kay's Portrait Party op Flickr.

8 comments:

  1. It'a a great portrait, perfect proportion, and I like your 'courage' in the use of colors :-)

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    1. Thank you very much Jane, glad you like it!

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  2. Goed zeg! Jammer dat ik deze sessie moest missen.

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    1. Dank je wel Rene! Wellicht vind je het leuk om te horen dat er stemmen opgingen om deze sessie te herhalen en Annemiek zag dat ook wel zitten!

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  3. Great colors and modelling - fun, fun, fun!

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  4. C'est trés beau.
    J'aime toutes ces couleurs vibrantes.

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