Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Character Study - Arcadian Shepherd


Another quick one in Acrylics - 8 x 10 on canvas board - just for fun.

12 comments:

Su Haitao said...

I think the feeling about the brush texture on wood panel is looking very good. like it!!

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Su Haitao

Brian Bowes said...

Howdy,

Say, do you start with a concept first, preliminary work and such, or are you ala prima on these character studies?

Larry MacDougall said...

Hi Brian.
Thanks for stopping by. In this case I had a pencil sketch from a sheet of doodles I had done a couple of weeks back. I used that doodle as a model and quickly drew a simple outline on the board and started right in with the paint - no reference or preliminary work beyond the original pencil doodle - just paint over paint :)

Jarrett said...

Amazing work. So much texture and grit

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Jarrett

Nico Di Mattia said...

So beautiful! The textures and the palette give the piece a lot of power. Congrats.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Nico, I appreciate that.

Hattermad said...

Definitely one of the fun aspects of acrylic (or oils for that matter) over w/c & gouache is the texture...underlying I mean. Can be fun handled rightly. In moving back and forth b/t the 2 (I go b/t oil and w/c-gouache) I found some of the new w/c grounds the most fun...Do still play around w/ acrylics some...

Can't wait to see you toss out some stuff like Pumpkin Dealer and some of the ethereal like stuff from Witching Hour with your new medium.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Hattermad.
The jury is still out on acrylics. For commercial work, when it counts, I'll stay with what I am the most comfortable - watercolour tweaked with gouache.
As for acrylics - the experiment continues :)

Craig Phillips said...

That guys a lot of fun. ! Lots of life.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Craig.