All posts by Curtney Jacobs

Ayame Under-drawing

Greetings everyone!
This charcoal under-drawing was done on artist loft canvas panel, nothing too expensive. In fact, I recommend cheap canvas panels for beginners. Please don’t spend a lot of money on your substrate if you are just starting oil painting. You are going to making plenty of mistakes and throwing away (hopefully reusing if you can) plenty of studies.

 

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Preparatory Sketch for Oil Painting

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings  everyone!

Charcoal preparatory sketch for oil painting. In this sketch I go from looking at large shapes,  demarcating the lights and  darks, form shadow and cast shadows.

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Figure Drawing: Pencil on Dura-Lar (Acetate alternative)

I am using Dura-lar film matte surface as my substrate. It has just enough tooth to hold the graphite. It is difficult to get rich dark marks with pencils, however you can use other media to achieve that. This leads into why I love using this substrate. You can use multiple wet and dry media on the surface, like oils, gesso, and acrylics. I have not tried pastels, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.  I look forward to experiment more with this  surface and sharing my results.