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Painting a face in a figure painting

Blasting in the Bash

Why?

When you paint or draw a likeness on a figure painting then you are often working in an area that is barely 1-2 inches square. I generally don’t like to do it, it’s not avoidance it’s simply that if the face is obscured or turned away then the viewer focuses much more on the figure which makes a more successful piece of art. The process is the same as painting a portrait, as big a brush as you can and start laying down your base marks.

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Cricket Fine Art Prints by Cricket Artist

A couple of my fine art prints drying before being mounted and off to Burslem Cricket Club.  They will be hung in their newly re-vamped club.

cricket fine art prints showing cricket batsman being bowled and a bouncer being bowled in charcoal by cricket artist

Bowled Him & Mitchell Bouncer

Bowled Him! – cricket limited edition fine art prints of Ashes Cricket Drawing

cricket drawing of england batsman being bowled in ashes

Limited Edition Prints are now available for my popular drawing – ‘Bowled Him!’  Prints are limited to 195, they are printed on Hahnemuhle high quality fine art inkjet paper (A3 size). They would make a wonderfully unique gift for any cricket lover or cricket club.  Click on the image to be taken directly to the print page.

Bowled Him! – original charcoal cricket drawing

cricket drawing of batsman being bowled in the ashes with steve smith

This is an original drawing.  It is completed in vine charcoal with white pastel highlights and red conte pastel for the ball.  There are many great moments in an Ashes series and this is one of them.  The figure is based on England’s Joe Root being smartly bowled.  He has misjudged a ball that has kept low.  Australia’s Steve Smith watches on intently from his slip position, yet to react to the decisive dismissal.  I wanted the fielder to remain in the background, almost a spectator to this defining moment in the game so I blended his figure discreetly into the background.  It has worked well with the chaotic crash of the wickets contrasting with the intense concentration of the fielder.
The original is now sold, limited edition fine art prints are available.  To purchase prints click on the image to be taken to my website Shop.