31 January 2021

drawing: acrobate suspendu 02


 Another in my acrobat series but this time done with paint brushes in Krita. It looks a lot my colour drawings but that isn't really a bad thing. I often work in colour by doing it all in grey scale and recolouring then adding addition touches, but this time I just picked different paint colours and blended  them in. 

Definitely a challenge but it was easier than I anticipated. I think all the drawing I have been doing lately especially in Krita has paid off in being comfortable trying this and not automatically thinking it was just going to fail big time. 

Sadly, my ability to get tons of reference images from all the free cirque shows were normally get here in Montr√©al was cut off this past summer because of the pandemic cancelling everything. So this is something I found in a folder from years ago. Maybe this summer I can get new references to work from? 

2 comments:

T' said...

I think the face looks especially good in this one; a very candid expression. Folds are a bitch, aren't they? I am all for grinding away at a medium until it's just easy to work with. Also, always keep reference; you never know when it might come in handy years later. Well done!

Behemoth media said...

I do like the face which is rare as I rarely concentrate to much on them in the acrobat images. There is something satisfying about doing folds isn't there? It was something I worked really hard on in the 80s with my drawings. I some ways there is alot of leeway with them in others... it's just a bitch to do right!