Thursday, 14 May 2015

Lori Bentley Week #20

Also covering the monthly challenge for May - painting with masking fluid/drawing gum.

I have created this piece for a charity auction called "A celebration of Painted Wolves" which will raise funds for highly endangered wild dogs.

I started with a pencil sketch and, using a toothbrush, flicked the masking fluid across the dog to form the white patches on the dog's coat (they are famous for each having a different pattern of patches in white, golden brown and dark brown). For the grass I used the tooth brush directly on the paper.

Next I blocked out the dog with a sepia wash in very wet paper.

Blocked in the grass with perylene green

Golden ochre added to the dog and more sepia to define the form. Olive added into the grass.

masking fluid removed and a few brushed of golden ochre were added into the grass.