Friday, October 2, 2009

Our next stop? "Yupo"

Step away from your pencils...if you're putting 'transfer-graphite' on the back of your homework drawing that is.

Our new paper isn't paper at all, but Yupo's 100% polypropylene! Why didn't I realize this sooner: it's so translucent we can TRACE RIGHT THROUGH IT. That's the good news. Bad news is our normally SUPER pens are not quite waterproof on it, but more good news is I have some India Ink which is, so...I get to do all 12 (!!!) ink-drawings for you. I expect, um, well, dark chocolate is always appropriate. Just kidding.

Here's 'stage 1' of about 3 stages. We can't work too soupy on this surface, as it takes a bit longer to dry. If either assistant is reading this - could you bring hairdryers, too? In our first stage we'll cover our entire painting in it's Mid-tones. Sort of like below. Then stage 2'll be some darker/richer tones, followed by stage 3's lighter/brighter tones and final highlights and deepest darks. I'm planning on two weeks this time. Yeah. Old dog learning new trick. Only took 'til week 5, right? Have a great week, Escape-Artists.

My Demo is the same size you've been working on, overall sheet = 6"x9". Be prepared to use your smaller brushes - especially where you notice all the vegetation. This one is really Impressionistic and while it seems like the painting could be flipped upside down and work the same, notice the reflection of each element (sky, mountains, greenery, and water) are about a shade or two deeper/darker or richer than the original. The body-of-water is affecting every color mirrored in it (just as a mirror's color changes a reflection).

Here's the step-by-step:

1 comment:

Linda P. said...

Wow! I didn't know this site existed. What a great idea. I am going to check back on a regular basis. Everyone is doing great!