Monday, June 23, 2014
Mixed Media Portrait Study
I have been experimenting with some mixed-media collage type studies.
In this, I started with a discarded watercolor and did a partial collage on top with torn areas of text from an old book. Then I painted textures on scraps of white tissue paper with white gesso, and then collaged those scraps on top of the text . All of this allows some of the original watercolor to peak through, but not that it is recognizable.
I then took an image of a man's face, made many changes so that it is my interpretation of a face and drew it on top of the collage. I painted it with watercolors, and then added prismacolor pencil shading and details.
Finally, I used block-out white and a small pointed brush for the beard stubble and mustache. I like the way the gesso collage shows through the watercolor.