I have created this portrait in a "Dry brash" technique. Does any one know about it?
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This is really great work. Your handeling of the delicate forms of the nose and eyes are excellent.
However, I think that a more subtile vignette effect on the left would work much better. One way this can be acheived is by enploying a fade-off line rendering of some additional forms. When this method is employed, the realistic rendering quickly fades into the additional line area which in turn is fading off. This can create a more etherical effect rather than an abrupt ending of the picture.
You asked if anyone knew anything about dry brush technique. Dry brush is a term that is used by artists in reference to many very different techniques. I have used dry brush techniques for various effects most of my life. In watercolor and acrylic, it refers to the application of paint with very little water. Most of the time the brush is wiped off on a scrap paper before painting. This is close to the way it is done using ink. Some artists famous for dry brush line drawing used lamp black watercolor rather than black ink.
Many times the the brush is used in a dragging motion to assume some of the surface texture. Another manner of dry brush is the application of small dry stokes to built up an area. This is effective in rendering subtile contours and detail.
Your portrait looks like it is charcoal or pastel. If you used a brush to smooth out the tones as you would use a stump, that is not really a dry brush technique. However, there is no reason you can't use term—although it could be confusing.
Good Luck Keep up the excellent work.
Ivo, I really like the drybrush effect.
I am glad you like it.
You were very comprehensive and absolutely right, however the portrait is done by using oil (lamp black) on watercolour paper.
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Ivo— Consider me a fan of your work. I think you have a great talent.
I have to say that I am very surprised that this portrait is in oil. You have an excellent "smooth" technique.
The vignette technique you used on the right side of the portrait is very effective. I'd like to see it more in your work.
Best of Luck— Paul
Yes Thank you Paul.
I just made another topic under the subject of: Yesterday portrait done in 1 and a half hour
Unfortunately didn't have the time to finish it.
I liked your work and although I see the point in the suggestion to fade it away your picture is stil very good.
Thank you Barbara,
I love your coment.