My painting entitled "Barry" just got through to the second stage of judging at the BP Portrait awards 2017 in the National Gallery of London.
"Sleepwalker" painting process
Preliminary stages of new work showing my under drawing and line work. I have blocked in the rough under drawing using charcoal as well as graphite and white chalk in places. The canvas is deep edge primed and underpainting background is completed with an oil wash of grey.
THE BEGINNINGS OF NEW DRAWINGS
This is how I start my work by approaching a new sketch.On the left you can see an image showing the rough lining and blocking in of pencil/graphite measuring up point against point from parts of the face against each other. Hopefully if I start with a good and accurate beginning the rest falls into place and I manage to get a finished sketch or drawing that produces a likeness.