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Old 07-07-2014, 10:38 PM
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Demo #2 graphite grissaile

This is the final result after tweaking, cropping, and glazing my son's portrait: A long labor of love. The pink in the hair and face is a little surrealism thrown in.


A couple of you wanted to see a demo of how I glaze over a graphite grisaille under painting, and I'm thinking ....wait a minute a while back, I did a whole demo on this already. Here it is with more text info:
I like to use Bristol board (smooth) paper mounted on board for the pencil. For this portrait I used Masonite with several coats of sanded gesso very smooth. I then sprayed the surface with Krylon Matte finish. After it dried I started to make gazes using many brands of acrylics including free flow and fluid acrylics.


My glaze was mixed with Golden acrylic glazing liquid (satin). Many layers were applied and near the end I applied some thicker built-up areas.

Why the pencil? for the grisaille? I love pencil and I love to experiment.







I hope this helps: Thanks for your interest, DEREK
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Re: Demo #2 graphite grissaile

cool work
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:58 AM
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Re: Demo #2 graphite grissaile

I remember the painting, but, not the under painting. Thanks for reposting it helps clarify the system.
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Re: Demo #2 graphite grissaile

Very nice picture. I like the coloration of the hair and face it pulls focus to that area.
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Re: Demo #2 graphite grissaile

WOW Derek, this is outstanding.....I can almost hear the tunes he's listening to....wonderful job and thank you for all the technical information on the way it was done....

had an 'art meeting' last night and talked to a number of pros but no one had ever heard of this graphite/glaze technique.....this work should go into some NYC competitions in the mixed media format....it's truly breath taking....

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Re: Demo #2 graphite grissaile

Thanks for the info! I remember this painting. Nice to know your process. He is a handsome young man!
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Re: Demo #2 graphite grissaile

Thanks so much Derek. If I could draw that well, I would be loathe to cover it with paint. Beautiful work.
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Thank for doing this WIP! And such a handsome young man! Great job!
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Re: Demo #2 graphite grissaile

You're a amazing artist Derek.....thanks for sharing.
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Re: Demo #2 graphite grissaile

Thanks to all my acrylic friends. I appreciate it.
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Hey, thanks so much my acrylics buddies.

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Re: Demo #2 graphite grissaile

Thanks for sharing so much of the technique Derek. Do you use the same method on all your work?
I've seen your other work in the last year or so, and it's hard to imagine the effort that you must put in. Not to mention your use of colour.

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Wow! I'd love to be looking over your shoulder when you do these final glazing steps because the results are marvelous.
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Re: Demo #2 graphite grissaile

I remember the portrait of your son as well....and it's just as amazing now! Such a labor of love! Thanks for showing us "how" you do it!
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Re: Demo #2 graphite grissaile

Great demo Derek, and the painting has turned out really well.
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