This is my “blog” of sorts, when I create a work that I want to post and I think you might like, I’ll try to give you a little write up on it to get you a little closer to my work, what I'm doing and why. If you open up any of the pages there is a Disqus forum where you can leave your comments, all relevant comments/critiques are welcome.
Hand and Eye studies in digital charcoal on iPad Pro using Procreate. References are from Pinterest. I believe the hand is from the sculpture of David by L. Davinci.
Digital Charcoals The painting was created from a photo reference of the model, foreground and background created out of my imagination. It was one of my first from a new set of charcoal brushes built for the Procreate app. The set comes with a variety of papers that lend themselves for building out highlights in white charcoal.
This is another study done on digital format. My aim is to create underpainting in digital then print them out on paper and stretch them on board. Then coat them with pastel ground and glazing the work with pastels. So far in my first test Rembrandts are a bit opaque and I will try again. I also have PanPastel which might Be a bit more translucent.
I’m still in the process of loosening up my work. I hope to one day achieve the desired expression with minimal strokes and indications of shading and color. I’m finding it difficult not to work back into something to try to give it more of what the reference seems to dictate. So what I’ve been trying to do is find the gesture and work from there.
Figure with fabric is a study in digital charcoal, again using Procreate. This is from a photo reference found on NMA. My original intention was to draw this and future work with more of a gesture feel, very loose and pushing my hint of color a little further. What I ended up with was this and I know why.
Self-portrait originally done on an older iPad 3 with a Wacom stylus. I revisited this work on my iPad Pro with Apple Pencil using an assortment of 3rd party Charcoal brushes. I particularly like the "paper" textures that came with it.