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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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Next original cricket drawing – part 1

 
It’s time to do another cricket drawing. I love this shot. The batsman has prepared a sweep and is left awkwardly  dangling whilst the ball takes his wicket.  It’s a great moment.  I’m drawing it in pastel, currently 6 grey tones are involved.  The focus is on bat, ball and the batsman’s head position, the rest is like smoke and I’ll keep soft.  After putting down rough shadow shapes I am beginning to place more detail on it. The ball position you can probably predict as too are the bails.