Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Some of my students were asking me about a rub-out technique and I ended up doing a little demo. These were done on a 1 3/4 strip of illustration board that I pulled out of the garbage. I did a very quick sketch, then I covered it with some acrylic gel medium. I tried to leave some strong brush strokes for texture. Once that dried I did a heavy wash of gouache, using warms into cools, over the whole thing. Then, with a wet paintbrush, I would lift out the highlights. I added some color and some darks back into them and did a little more lifting out of paint. Done. It is a very quick process, but it has some neat results. The girl was done in a more traditional way with gouache. See guys, it's not that hard. Now get crackin'!
Posted by Kactiguy at 11:41 AM