|Mouth of David Cast Oil Study|
I did not have the actual cast at the time so I had to work from a photo. Since then I purchased the cast and have drawn it but I think it is time to try my hand at the cast from life.
After transferring the outline sketch to my canvas I mixed a string of gray scale values using Raw Umber, Ivory Black and varying amounts of Titanium white to get a range of 7 values. My value 1 is straight titanium white and my value 7 is a 2:1 mix of Ivory Black and Raw Umber. I really enjoyed this exercise and using a simple subject really allowed me to focus on modelling the form without getting caught up in the details.
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