November 15, 2012

Salvador Dali

Lately I get interested in mixing a lot of materials - oils, watercolors, charcoal, chalk, pastels, liners, crayons and so on. Here is one of my drawings using this sort of technique. The background is painted with yellow and brown watercolours, The portrait itself is drawn with conte, charcoal, and a bit of chalk. I also like to combine painterly and graphic techniques on the same drawing, and sometimes I use materials not as they ment to be - I draw fine lines with oils and smudge and paint with pencils. I think this is about pushing the boundaries and  looking for anoter expressive means, even though I can not tell that I do it on entirely conscious way...


  1. It is interesting, taking a very familiar face and expression, and treating it in this enthusiastic, energetic and exploratory fashion. Is this the full extent of the image? I am imagining what energy and movement might be happening outside the frame that I cannot see...

  2. Thank you so much for your support)) Yes, it is the full picture, it was completely accidental one, and I did not plan composition much. I just wanted to sketch his signature face expression, but ended up with more detailed work. The eyes are completely wrong, I can see it now))

  3. I like you mix of techniques and mediums. Though as you said the eyes are a bit wrong, the overall piece is beautiful and interesting.