Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Warded Man in Colored Pencil

As usual, I wasn't happy with how the oil painting version of Arlen was going, so I turned to my old stand-by, colored pencils. Once I had built up several layers I took some solvent and brush to the waxy layers and blended away, creating some depth in the shadows. Still have his robe and sword to do but I thought I would post this photo.

7 comments:

Krista said...

You are so strong with faces. I wish I was, too! I'm more of an animal person. lol. I think you did wonderful. Strong character.

Krista said...

Oh and I really love this back ground and header colors :)

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Thank you Krista. Good to see you back.

Bayra said...

What an awesome face! My gosh! Do I love your work! You are AMAZING! Let me say that again AMAZING ARTIST!

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Thank you Bayra. (BTW, your profile photo is beautiful).

LDahl said...

Looking like spring around here...pink is gone and it is greening up.
Your face is so intense, oil or colored pencils (I like using them too ...and egg tempera)
I must get busy, you have inspired me!

Tammie said...

I am astonished at your ability with colored pencils, this is gorgeous. His expression is powerful, just fantastic!