Bring the Paint

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook


Started up with the paint today; just a re-do of the sketch with very diluted raw umber, then a background color. Monday we’ll start in with “dead coloring,” or thick layers of flat color.

Here’s a look at how the drawing was transferred. First, I traced the sketch with red pencil. Then I loosely traced it on the opposite side with charcoal. Finally, I laid the charcoal on the canvas itself and traced with a pencil to transfer the charcoal. Whew!


  1. Chicky

    Wow there is a lot of work that goes into your sketch. The outcome so far is quite nice.

  2. Aunt Carolyn

    You are too hard on yourself. As it should be, I guess. Your talent really shows through. Enjoy watching your progress.