Graphics (Intaglio, Dry Point): From idea to print ("long read")
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.
Painting/portrait: Layered painting method (wip)
Note: This is still work-in-process (unfinished). Read on for process photos and information ...
Mixed/drawing: Reconstruction of millenium old masterpiece:
"Wayland the smith, with wings of own making."
Brooch or buckle found 2011. Lost at Uppåkra, Sweden, ca 900CE .
Permanent maker and pencil on paper. 2019. DIN A4.
Caution: Do not use this for your designs! This is my work, it is not a copy of the Uppåkra find. It is extremely similar, but some details are very different and unique to this drawing.
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.