Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Dancer Sketching

Here's a sketch I did sometime ago. I'm posting it because it has some qualities I'm interested in pursuing. Lately I've been playing with gouache which, for me, is very frustrating to work with. It's easy to make mud pies. But I find the opacity of gouache in contrast to the transparency of watercolor very appealing. I just haven't found my groove with it. Though this sketch has no gouache incorporated, it touches upon the kinds of paint marks and opacity that drives me to keep experimenting. A simple, transparent wash is lovely to apply and look at but I want to achieve more expression

Michelle is a great model.


  1. Thank you, jamila! Without a doubt, I'll be posting more sketches of Michelle!