The process starts when I sketch in graphite first, then I add tone washes with the charcoal dust mixed with water, just as I would approach a watercolour painting.
After the washes are all in and the tones are right. I add the darker tones and accents with a very black coloured pencil.
|Remain Hungry, 11" x 8", Mixed Media on Paper|
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After which I remove the highlights with an electronic eraser.
I have used 250 gsm CassArt Mixed media paper.
The work is based on one of sayings of the Late Steve Jobs, who said "Remain Hungry, Remain Foolish.." Two great ingredients to keep one alert, full of desire and out of the comfort zone.
"When I was a child he would say to me, "Try not to think of what the thing is. If you are painting a tree forget it's a tree and look at it as a series of shapes, tones and colours, and try and draw it as an object. It must be hardest to do that with a human face because your psychology is fighting against it.-Charlotte Hepburne-Scott, recorded interview with Jenny Perry, June 2010 on ANDREW FESTING