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New Painting Started: Javier’s Accordion

October 21, 2015

I’ve decided to attempt making a painting out of the drawing I posted a few days ago. It’s of my friend Javier playing his accordion.

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I enlarged the drawing to a large sheet of newsprint, 18 x 24″, rubbed some charcoal on the back, and transferred that to a sheet of illustration board that I had coated with gesso.

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Next, I drew over those charcoal lines with thinned black ink, and covered the surface with an ink wash to give me a neutral tone to start the painting on. I plan on painting over this with gouache.

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