Sunday, August 1, 2010

Improper Bit Use

This is a drawing I started at my favorite bar. I came back to it a few days later to finish sketching it. Then, I decided to ink and paint it. I tried out a new painting technique by using a lot of gloss medium to layer colors on top of each other. I like the effect and it keeps my lines from becoming hidden. I really like how this one came out. Somehow I managed to carry over a lot of the energy that was in the pencil sketch into the final image. I have a tendency to nitpick and overwork my drawings to the point of lifelessness. The only downside to this is that it's only 5.5'' x 7''. I'd really like to start working bigger just to have something to openly show. Regrettably, this will forever be tucked away in my tiny sketchbook.

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