Sunday, May 8, 2011

Black and White

It was interesting to play with different strengths of black pigment in this painting.

This is acrylic on paper. I used my new brush for this one. It's from a company called Hwahong. It's number 10. It was actually kind of interesting how I was able to play with different strengths of pigments by using a lot of water to mix the acrylic and loading the brush, and then adding a heavier mix to the tip. This allowed a sort of two tone effect. In particular, I notice this effect from the eyebrows. I will like to play with that more in the future.

A few misses: the areola and nipple on the left is off from where it ought to be, and the breast ought to continue up a bit to form a better suggestion of shoulder. In any case, I kind of like this one.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

To be or not to be

 This is the one that was not to be. It was an attempt at a small Korean pagoda. However, the teacher, Lee Young Suk, did not approve of my efforts. Thus, I crushed it with the heavy weight of my fist.

And, from the terrible destruction that came of my wrath was born this figure of clay. It was to be...