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11-21-2006, 05:06 PM
At our recent art society meeting we were fortunate to have an Indian gentleman as a model. I got lost trying to sketch the whole figure, so decided to attempt just head and shoulders. This is pencil and gouache - as usual, I end up using the gouache like watercolour - can't get out of the habit!


Richard Saylor
11-23-2006, 03:21 AM
Very nice sketch! By the way, there's nothing wrong with using gouache like watercolor, or watercolor like gouache. The versatility of waterpaint accounts for much of its appeal.


11-26-2006, 05:06 PM
Thanks, Richard. I suppose I started using gouache in an attempt to get bolder in my work, but old habits are hard to kick!

11-27-2006, 01:34 PM
You are fortunate to have a sitter!! Especially such an exotic one. Beautiful turban. I love your style and colours chosen, Sonia.

11-28-2006, 07:20 PM
Sonia, the wash capability of gouache is one of its greatest attributes! ;) You may want to try just placing some thicker highlights as you're nearing the end.
'Love your life sketch. How large is it, and how long was the pose?


12-03-2006, 03:57 PM
Thanks June and Jamie.

Size of the image is approx 6" x 9". The pose was for a total of about 1 hour 30 minutes - I did attempt a couple of full length studies in pencil, but they were unsuccessful, so I opted for just head and shoulders.

Jamie, I will try and remember that tip about adding thicker highlights towards the end of a gouache painting.