Sunday, September 23, 2012

Michelangelo's David

18x12 mixed media and ink on Strathmore 140 lb cold press paper.  I drew an ink outline yesterday of statue of David (sculpted by Michelangelo between 1501-1504), onto dry paper I had collaged phone book pages onto.  I then added gouache to him and background.  After drying, I covered the entire paper with black India ink. When that dried, I ran lukewarm water over the image.  To lose more ink, I should've worked on 300 lb watercolor paper.  It was quite splotchy so I went back in with gouache then painted over background again with ink.  When all was dry I used silver and gold Caran D'Ache wax pastel crayons for linear work.  Today I've drawn David again over a failed work which will post tomorrow.  Here below are the steps for this finished work:

1 comment:

Mari Jose Molina said...

fantastic and interesting job!! :)