This was made from a couple old photos taken after helping out at a homeless shelter. The scene has been edited a bit with the pencil, as the people weren’t quite this jammed together. The size is about 9 x 12″.
Archive for March, 2013
I’m not as far along on the background as I had hoped to be by now, but here’s the latest version. I’ve gotten the background behind the male figure drawn in, and have touched up some of the left side a bit more. I still have the right side of the doorway to go. The shadows on the wall need more work, but I’ll wait until I get more of the doorway drawn before I touch up that area.
A few days ago I entered one of my paintings, “The Artist Cleans His Spectacles,” in a local art exhibition, and tonight I just got word that it has won the 2nd place award! The prize money should just about cover that recent art supply order I placed.
That’s my painting on the column where the woman is looking. My sincere gratitude to the judge, and good folks at the Round Rock Art Council for the exhibition.
Here’s an update to the reworked drawing where I’m adding a new background, and I’m about halfway done. Click the thumbnails for larger views.
I decided to use a grey ink color for the background to contrast with the black lines of the figures. I think I’ll need to add some thicker black outlines to make the foreground figures pop put more, but I’ll worry about that later. I’m also running out of grey ink, and the local store is out, so I’m hoping the online order arrives soon. The grey ink I’m using is Liquitex Acrylic ink “Neutral Grey 5.” The drawing surface is a sheet of Multimedia Artboard, 18 x 24″.