Tuesday, December 4, 2012
On My Easel, A Little Game of Checkers - original oil stick drawing in progress
R and F pigment sticks from a charcoal drawing that I did from life of two young girls playing checkers. The oil stick set was one that I bought from Daniel Smith during a half-price sale. It's a set of five values from white to black. Maybe when it's finished, I'll float some oil paint over - probably thinned oil sticks - to give it color. But I may not, because I do love black and white, so I'll just have to see what I think when I'm through with the drawing. The challenge with the oil sticks is to get some detail when using such blunt drawing implements. I suppose I could sharpen them a little, but they are so soft and luscious that it might not work too well and besides, a challenge keeps one on ones toes. The paper is Arches oil paper. I bought a big sheet and tore it in half. Thanks for visiting my blog!
Here's another one that's not quite finished, although a lot closer to the finish that the one on my Daily Painter blog . I...