Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Chivalry and Kids

I just started my next painting for the Demolay International organization. This is the second of three paintings for this commission. I am working on the painting now but thought I would post the image of the charcoal drawing. The drawing is 36" x 24" and has been traced with wax paper and transferred to the canvas.
Protect and Serve, 36"x24", charcoal and chalk on toned paper, © copyright Demolay Int. and Richard Luschek 2012

Wax paper is laid over the drawing, the big shapes are traced with marker and then the back of the wax paper is rubbed with charcoal.
The wax paper is then placed over the canvas and the lines drawn over with a brush handle or dull pencil. The charcoal will mark the canvas like carbon paper.  I then inked the lines with thin paint and then lay in in a value study.
More to come soon.