Had a good session with first time model / bucket list success story, Corinne. She was very controlled and I think I got a few portions of good drawings from the sesh.
Just finished a project for a friend of mine, Mr. Ollis. He plays drums in local bands, Tina & The Goose and The Donors, and wanted a painting of his favorite fruit (ruby red grapefruit) on a Remo Drumhead.
The project began, simply enough, with a tracing from a projection on to the drumhead. I took that into a chromium oxide green stain onto the drumhead similar to the approach that I used on the Jim Harbaugh portrait. I followed that with an Alizarin Crimson-based set of washes over the original stain. Being a Ruby Red Grapefruit and, thus, a warmer red fruit the more cool pink mix didn't work.
I changed direction and held some trepidation concerning how to do "red" - a color I don't see well due to some degree of colorblindedness. I began doing some studies to figure out how to represent the interesting abstract / physical nature of a grapefruit and found my red. A Cadmium Red Medium mix with a touch of Turners Yellow comprised my "red." From there, the mixes include Ivory White, Pthalo Green (Blue Shade) and Cobalt Blue for the background.
Hope you enjoy!
Eric was conceived in the silence of a simple hand gesture and born in January of ‘78. He grew up interested in simple doodles of flowers and big trucks, photos of shadows and dark faces and maps, and old men with fake hair. Since, his studies have narrowed to a focus on papier-mache sculpting, acrylic painting and ink drawing. The grounds he works on vary from paper to wood to canvas.