Friday, 30 March 2018

30/03: Indian Man in Pink Turban. Finished (for now)

I've lost my motivation on this one and plan to start doing something different to rekindle my enthusiasm.  

However, the rain hasn't stopped all day and the light is very poor so I decided not to start anything new today, and to just add another layer or two of colour to his skin, add more 'fluff/bobbles' to the woollen wrap and finish his white shirt.    

Thanks to my Staedtler Lumocolour pencil I was able to add more white whiskers and brighten his beard a little.    Although these pencils work on many surfaces and allow you to add white onto darker coloured pencil shades, they are very greasy/creamy and don't sharpen to a fine point so I try not to use them too often.

I'm finished with him for now.     I hope to get a little stock of 'nearly finished' work like this so I can come back to them with fresh eyes, do whatever tweaking I think is necessary, and submit them for shows/exhibitions over the next 12 months.   One down, half a dozen to go!


6 comments:

Jan said...

Well done Sue! Guess I can put away the whip for now. I think you have the right idea of finishing as much as you can in this dark, rainy weather as you'll at least have something mostly ready so you don't have to panic at the last minute!

Sue Clinker said...

Thanks Jan. Always a good idea to keep that whip cracking - as I'm not taking on commissions at the moment I need something/somebody to keep me on my toes.


I've put him away in a dark corner so I'm not tempted to fiddle any more. I think I'll be refining the drawing a bit at a later stage but at the moment I'm trawling through photo ref folders again looking for inspiration. I'm always drawn to these 'elderly' characters but perhaps its time to work on something else.

Watch this space.

hmuxo said...

This is beautifully finished Sue. I absolutely love his woolen wrap and think the splash of blue makes it perfect. When I have bad weather ...I normally just sketch my painting so I understand what you mean. I love all the folds in the turban....SO well done, Sue. I wish I can see your work in person....

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very striking image!

Jo said...

You might find some tweaking to do, but it looks perfect to me. The cloth looks so real and you could stroke his whiskers.

Hoppy Bunny Day.

Sue Clinker said...

thanks ladies ..... he's hidden from view for a while so I don't get tempted to 'fiddle' Suex