Making movies…

Posted on February 23, 2017

I’m enjoying my jaunt into pastel territory, there is an immediacy that I don’t seem to feel with oils. Unlike oil paint, upon which you could seemingly layer for ever, pastel and paper have a finite finish. You can only go so far before the paper just wont take anymore pigment. As I explore this medium I get more and more excited about how it might inform my painting. Will they feel fresher, more intentional, more painterly? Perhaps it won’t translate at all. ¬†Either way, the next time I pick up my brushes should be interesting.

While I’m exploring, I thought it would be fun to watch a drawing take shape. I was hoping to use it as a learning tool, ¬†for myself and others. It’s always good to look back at your process and see where it may have gone wrong, (or right for that matter.)

I took this with my iphone and a homemade stand. (The phone was quite literally wedged in a bowl with a lemon. Work with what you’ve got!) Though short, and not the best quality, it was cool to try. I look forward to attempting this with a real camera and perhaps even a painting in future.

You can find the finished piece in my portrait gallery.

 

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