May 23rd Oil Sketch

lsoa may23 aAnother Saturday sketch done at Leith School of Art Saturday afternoon untutored life drawing.
Created in Artrage 4.5 on a surface pro 3 at 2880 by 4160 pixels. I started with a texture I had scanned originally and made a coloured background to start. My first sketches were the full figure which I almost always tend to do, so I decided to recompose to focus on the torso.


lsoa may23 bWas working essentially dark to light I took my time to build up the colours to allow the original colours to blend in.



I started with the oil pastel tools to get good colour blending, but after the first hour, started to build up with solid colour using the oil brushes.

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Will do a little post processing to add a bit more texture.



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Fantastic model – held a standing pose for 4 hours (with breaks) like a statue. respect.