Thursday, February 28, 2013

"Barcoded" Final


"Barcoded"
Oil and Colored pencil

Decided to go back to the original title of "Barcoded" since it implies more of the human cataloging concept I wanted to convey.

14 comments:

sarah said...

this is really wonderful.

Greg Newbold said...

Wow, that is nice.

Tammie Lee said...

such an amazing piece!
interesting to use oil and colored pencil, i have not heard of that before. love the depth of expression on her face and the unique building.

John Calvin said...

It turned out awesome!

Angypants said...

Yes! Great to see this finished piece. <3

CHRIS MURRAY said...

nicely done

Amy said...

Great title. I love the mood you have captured in this piece, and the design is amazing. Great job!

Crystal Cook said...

Gorgeous Kim. :) How do you use colored pencil with oil? Is the oil light layers over the pencil? I really want to read this girl's story now. :D

Grace said...

Your technique is really interesting. How did you come up with it? I'd never thought of printing on watercolor paper and then working over it.

Julian Tejera said...

Kim, I suck for not commenting before but I've been loving your output. This is a really lovely piece. Does working over the colored pencil block-in feel more natural for you? Especially since you do incredible CP works and oil paintings, it is nice to see you marry the two :)

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Hey Everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. Really appreciate it. I've had a few questions about the process so here goes:I did a fairly complete graphite sketch with set values. I scanned it in and then put a ghost layer over it and printed it out on watercolor paper, wet stretched and taped it on a board. Let it dry. Next, I retouched any lines that needed strengthening and then applied a thin coat of acrylic matte medium, making sure my brush strokes were all even and vertical. Next I "painted" the face with Prismacolors trying to keep my layers light and not too saturated in color. It's sort of an underpainting. Then I applied 2 thin layers of matter medium and after that dried, started applying thin glazes of oil using Daniel Smith's Oil Medium to help it dry overnight. I used a soft cloth to pull up the oil or spread it. Sometimes, I left it on for a few minutes and then rubbed it off leaving a light 'stain" in the texture made by the brush strokes. After it dried, I continued putting down thin layers to build up values if needed. After that, I added some opaque paint where I wanted highlights. I hope this helps.
Thanks again.

Brian said...

Great work! And thanks for sharing your process as well.

Brian said...
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The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Thank you Brian.