Graphics (Intaglio, Dry Point): Process: From idea to print ("long read")
Last update: 2019-09-17.
I am making a print similar to this watercolour, only using a real dolmen/passage grave as my model. In this post I will detail the complete process from idea to print. This post will be updated as the process evolves.
View large (colours on the photo are a bit darker than the real thing).
Painting / watercolour: Practice/experiment (this is not a portrait).
Bear with me for publishing this as it does indeed look "wrong". However, anatomically correctness or similarity to any person was not the purpose. This was painted upside-down inspired by a randomly selected reference photo (google search for "face" or similar) -- using no initial sketch and no outline nor any other types of help/aides/tools. I deliberately made it as hard to do as possible, save for using a blindfold and restricting my movement.
Painting/concrete ... with a little iridescence
The iridescence is visible only as your eyes move relative to the painting, hence it is not visible on the photo (it is an effect that can not be photographed).
Mixed / drawing: More practice
This is just a sketch of a random corner of a room. It serves to illustrate the point that interesting things may sometimes develop from seemingly un-interesting sources.