Saturday, June 14, 2008
Thinking not doing
I also think of Serpieri's mad crosshatching style as synonymous with the character, but it's miles away from my comfort zone. On these occasions I try not to simply copy or mimic what an artist does, but instead I try to figure out their thought process. I believe the education comes from figuring out why a person uses a particular technique instead of how to reproduce that technique. I found it very intriguing how he uses his line work to not only delineate lighting and value but to sculpt the form as well. His crosshatching flows over the form like cascades of contrasting rivulets. It really heightens the three-dimensional quality of the figure.
I'm setting up most of the stage with a combination of acrylics and pigmented markers.
Posted by brian at 7:29 PM