|Pastel on prepared paper|
I like to use newspaper ink and text using a reverse print method. I place the newspaper in wet paint and then remove it after a short time period. I find my best results are when only a small part of the ink is in the paint. Sometimes there can be more newspaper left behind. Another important point is not to leave any lines or edges - I tend to rip the paper edges first. Also I tend to put the paper on a diagonal or upside down so that the newspaper is not too obvious.
I have included some photos of the different steps with comments:-
|Apply paint with a big brush. Put movement in.|
I like to play music while I work, it is quite therapeutic especially as there is no pressure on the result!
|Put a piece of ripped paper on the page.|
How long to leave the paper requires some experimentation. Typically 30 seconds to a minute but could be longer depending on paint consistency.
|Pull off the paper before too much has stuck on.|
|Here there is a bit too much paper left|
|Another example, you can see the ink in the brush marks.|
|A piece of paper ready for work.|
You may find you need to flatten the paper afterwards. I use 200g drawing paper, the thicker the better.
Have a go and experiment. If you need further information drop me an email.
Here's the pastel drawing I finished off at life drawing class.
|Golden backed nude|
To keep it simple, you can just do the painting (stage 1) without newspaper as it can provide a wonderful feel for a charcoal life drawing on top. See example below.