NYChrome Pastels  Figures  

PastelsXL Life21c Series

 

"FLARE"

Digital Transformation

 

CHROME PASTELS| Oscuro Series

Hard Pastel on Toned Paper

 

During digital processing of the Chrome Pastels, I recognized that the textured blends of color are truly fantastic when digitally enlarged.  In determining pieces suited to the greatest enlargement, I am studying first a work titled 'Flare' because of its bold, daring color and really rich textures. Some refinements have been in order though, particularly to Flare's head coarse and facial features.The Gallery above shows Flare's original scan -- the 'Cro-Magnon Before' image -- and 2 alternative 'After' versions. Both await study with test printing of full figure. Flare's half figure is below.

 

 

FIGURE_NYCHROME PASTELS  

Multiple Drawing Series

 

NY CHROME artwork features mass swatches of bold pastel colors, which build form|structure on paper very quick- like paint does on canvas.

The samples above highlight their provocative richness in color, cropped square to accentuate the dynamic, dimensional color of each.

 

4+ Basic Tones

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Drawing... On the Road to Painting

 

I use toned paper almost exclusively now for drawing as it is similar to the surface color of an ‘underpainting’ -- when a canvas is lightly washed with color. Similarly, I prefer red Conte Crayons for drawing because when drawing on canvas for painting, they don’t muddy applied paints.   Using them repeatedly develops facility  that transfers directly onto canvases.

 

For painting the less drawing the better. The same brevity marks all my figures.

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© Summer 2020 by Michael Victor  MVR 

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