Wednesday, October 13, 2010

In my round one mole: Keith Driving

Hennie Mavis has added some wonderful art to my mole from the first round. I visited her the day before yesterday, and on the way home today, with ballpoint in the round one mole, I drew this picture of BB driving, then colored it with colored pencils, and then painted over it with Windsor Newton mini-pan watercolors. I was fascinated by the way I could see his chin through his beard in the brilliant light coming in the window of the car. The original pictures in this mole were from May of 2008! The Mole still has a few blank pages.

This was all done going about 80 miles an hour on the interstate highway and I had trouble with bumps and sways etc. I used the watercolors full strength and they acted a lot like gouache. I wanted the beard to be white and not the yellow color of the paper. Below is a photo of the original sketch in ballpoint. Do click on the my mole link above to see Hennie's Hermit Thrush, if you haven't already seen it! It's great!


henniemavis said...

When I visit you, I will have to draw K too, just because it's the thing to do at your house? I'll bet he will be amused :-)

Mike Kline said...

Is this a new theme for round three? A real photo in the front, A self portrait, and then each artist uses a 1 page art expression as well? Hmmm! Could be fun!

We could draw "K."