The aria in the background is from Biset’s The Pearl Fishers sung by Tino Rossi. It is one of the songs I put together of Haunting Songs and Arias on google music. I listened a lot to it while painting this.
Portrait Triangulation Time-Lapse 24 sec. One of the great drawing tools is triangulation. You fix two points, for example, the bottom of the chin and an earlobe, from these two points you find the angle of a third point. You now have three points of reference. Using any of the two points you established you find another third point. It resembles something like a star chart.
When the axis lines are erased you end up with a very natural looking object.
27-sec time-lapse of a pastel color study for the painting Adam. Pastel on dark paper is drawing pure color vibrations – pulling out the color and the light. The technique I use is to build towards the light using spaced strokes and a light touch.
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