Tuesday, May 26, 2009

David Gilmour sketch in mixed media.

A new painting after a long time. This is David Gilmour of the Pink Floyd, one of my favourite guitarists and vocalists. And he is performing at the Pulse Concert, singing 'Shine on you crazy diamond.' (btw, one of the most awesome songs ever written.) This is done in a mixed medium. I have used oil pastels of purple and prussian to give the sinister feel which fits the song. The whole sketch is in shades of blue. The guitar, whose surface is relatively smooth, is done in watercolours. The watercolours give a beautiful effect when painted on the pastels, because they don' spread on oil. This is how I could achieve the light effect on his shirt. A bit of highlights with a pen. The whole sketch was supposed to have this mysterious effect, something between a silhouette and a proper figure. This is a part of a series which I am doing which is based on music and its various genres. So more symbolic sketches and musicians will follow. Tell me how it is!