Friday, September 17, 2010

Marlon Brando- or 'Jor-El' - watercolour study for larger painting.

I could have taken this further in terms of some of the values, but I felt the proportions could do with tweeking, which is impossible to do with watercolour, particularly when it gets to a certain stage. I am happy enough with it as a study, I felt I learnt a lot through just using the black watercolour, something I've done very rarely. My aim is to make a large-scale painting in colour from a black and white reference. I love using just the black watercolour to sketch with, I found it very relaxing, gradually building up the values. I'm sure I'll be doing it again soon!

16 comments :

fatjester said...

Very nice.

Sadami said...

Dear Moyse,
Absolutely beautiful and awesome!!
Cheers, Sadami

Melissa said...

Love this in black and white.

Niall O loughlin said...

Lovely stuff Paul, I love using watercolours myself. An artist friend gave me the tip of adding Gouache for certain colours to add vibrancy, works a treat!

martinealison said...

J'aimais tant Marlon Brando...
Beau dessin. Amitiés.

Kacey said...

wonderful work

seanmaximus said...

looks stunning even with less value, very nice Paul:D

Brendan... said...

Paul,

Gallus.

Bren

em... said...

I was never sure whether Brando's squinty look was more contemplative or constipated - but whatever it was you've nailed it!

juan said...

awesome, I love it!

Tooninator said...

I enjoy this approach. Great work lately, Paul

Tim Wilmsen said...

Well done! Tim
http://timwilmsen.blogspot.com/

Adrian Lubbers said...

Beautiful. I love the look and feel of watercolor.

Marcel Bender said...

Wonderfull work! Perfect!

Best regards,
Marcel

Giovanni Pasini said...

awesome study Paul ! ! !

Craig Brando said...

Very nicely done..Bravo !!