Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Street Urchin with Sketching oil

I got a great suggestion from Eric Bowman's blog. He recommends sketching from life (of course!) but also from photos in magazines (when real people aren't available). Now here's MY suggestion..Get some Gamblin art sketching oil (or just use your whatever burnt sienna-ish paint you have) along with some white and sketch directly onto a wood panel. (No doubt "not archival" --it's just practice). The wood serves as mid tone/flesh. I painted this from an Oliver Twist-type image.

12 comments:

Sheila said...

What a great idea! Is this from a photo or from your imagination? Thanks for the inspiration. Do you teach too?

Kaylyn said...

sketching oil? I don't recall seeing that in my Gamblin lit, will have to look that up!

Celeste, you are amazingly productive!

ArtSparker said...

Looks like this was fun to do. Yes, looks like he's jut about to say."Please Sir, I want some more".

martinealison said...

You're right. Avant de lever ta table, crayonnes la fin du repas... Intéressant aussi car tellement de vie!
Bravo pour ton dessin.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Celeste, this work is great, i like it very much. I hope you live it so without another colours, it's great so

Caio Fernandes said...

lovely work ,
and cool post .
yes , i like to do similar stuff .
thanks Celeste !

AutumnLeaves said...

I immediately thought of Oliver from Oliver Twist when I saw this piece and your title for it. Funny to read that last line. This is fabulous, Celeste. I wonder how this will age on the wood? I think it would be beautiful! Or would it fade, do you think?

billspaintingmn said...

Celeste, I love the freshness of this piece.
It conveys a feeling you have about this subject.
Oliver Twist has always been a favorite of mine.
That lone wolf is cool!

Kathy said...

Great idea, and wonderful results!!

Dean H. said...

I have always loved the look of this type of sketching! Reminds me of Schmid and Burdick. Doesn't get any better than that! :)

raena said...

I've never used oils, but this certainly makes me want to try. This is a wonderful portrait. love it

Lokelani Forrest said...

I love your little street urchin, especially his large eyes. Lots of emotion there.