Saturday, February 23, 2013

"Barred" Update

Continuing with this assignment, I played around with one other concept of her living in an underground tunnel. Used two colors in photoshop and ended up with a more graphic feeling.


After talking with Rebecca, I returned to my first concept, but created a dome behind her, probably influenced by some of the dystopian literature I've read (Under the Never Sky) and added some barbed wire and fencing to the landscape. 


I ghosted the image and printed it out on watercolor paper, wet stretched the paper and then added a coat of acrylic matte medium. I then proceed to apply very light layers of colored pencil to her face, followed by another layer of matte medium to seal it. I will now continue with either acryla gouache or oil glazes.

"Barred"

8 comments:

Suzy said...

I love it, I do, but I'm sort of seeing the dome as a cake plate topper that's suspended over her head. Probably won't be the case, though, after you add paint. You're a remarkable draftsperson.

John Calvin said...

I've always loved circles and ovals as a design element. It looks outstanding.

Tammie Lee said...

I love each one....
i love hearing how you go about these things.

are you happy with your printer? Mine would never let me print on watercolor paper. May i ask what printer you have?

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Suzy! That is so funny! Never thought of that but now that you mentioned it, I will break the top up with more vertical shapes to avoid the cake cover look. I appreciate your honest feedback.

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Thank you John. (I need to get some things back to you..have so enjoyed your books).

Tammie, I have an Epson Stylus R1900. Prints up to 13" x 19" with archival inks so they don't bleed. Thanks for your comments.

Windsongs and Wordhoards said...

A wonderful piece of work... lovely quality to her face and the softness of the graphite. I really like the coloured version too, and its fascinating to see your thumbnails in the previous post and see how the ideas evolve.

Jeff Lafferty said...

That's some great experimentation, nice work.

Rachel Jones and Art said...

I love the concept and how you are going about it. Thank you for sharing.