Taking The Rough With The Smooth!
Well, that's the 'Butterfly Guy' blocked in using grey tonal values which will act as a guide for the following layers.
I started out today using a 'Flat' brush, size 8, and just stuck with it. I've been saying that I need to stop using the wee teeny brushes on these bottom layers, and just work from large size brushes downwards the further along I go. So only using the Flat brush was great, and a bit of a challenge when it came to making smaller marks, but, as usual, i'm enjoying the process so far, and hey, it meant only one brush to clean!
I keep looking at his right foot and am sometimes horrified at the roughness of the paint, and then the next minute thinking it looks fine. I'm going to smooth it out and define it more on the next layer, but i want to retain some of that roughness too!
Hope you're having a creative day, and i'll see ye tomorra!
Whit's he up tae noo?
The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.