Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Catch your Train

One of my latest paintings of the year, now belonging to a collector.
Gouache and colored pencil on fabriano watercolor board, 7x91/2" (18x24cm).

Happy New Year!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Windmill principle

While reading James Gurney´s Imaginative Realism book, I decided to give it a try with the windmill principle as explained within this wonderfull book.
All the tonal arrangements explained on this example are absolutely comprehensive and extremely important.
This is my attempt: watercolor and gouache on montval 4x6in ( 10x15cm)

James Gurney Blog - A must read!
Rembrandt van Rijn, the Mill (1645-1648) - the original painting where James discuss the principle.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

figure study pen, ink and watercolor

Pen, ink & watercolor on Canson paper

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Post cards from São Paulo

Two examples of last works: Pen, ink & watercolor on 6x8in (13x18cm) watercolor paper.

Monday, December 21, 2009

NSU Commission

Pen & Ink,
9x12" on Bristol Board
Owned by Canadian customer

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Figure Drawing

10 minute pose on sketchbook

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

WIP - figure in watercolor

Bellow I tried to capture my current working method.

I had played with a couple of stock poses available from Deviantart. On the first picture from left to right, I tried several shots and crops, until fond one that reflected what I wanted to depict.

I drawn the chosen pose several times, including a line drawing and a 3-value version (middle picture, bellow)

On the second step, I drawn the model using black and white charcoal on grey paper. This is a more refined tonal study.

Later on, studying this version, I decided to change the model's head position for a more natural likeness.

Chalk on W&N pastel paper
9x11in ( ~22x28cm)

I transfered my line drawing to the watercolor board, using a light 2H pencil and this is the final painting result.

Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico
12x18in / 32,5x45,5cm

Monday, December 7, 2009

recent commission

Old Watercolor study, now owned by U.S. customer
Watercolor on paper(5x8in)

Bellow another commission, just finished this weekend.
Acrylics and pencils on Strathmore paper (11x14in).