I’ve been playing with a combination of drawing and painting and I really like it. This technique combines soft charcoal with titanium white paint. Essentially, you draw a picture and then paint over it with the paint, binding the charcoal and creating a monochromatic image. You can repeat the process, adding more drawing and painting for as long as you wish.
The verse I used on this is James 4:8, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” I thought I had lightened up the area for the text enough, but it doesn’t read very well. Otherwise, I like it very much.
For the initial sketch, I worked from a photo of LeeAnn Rimes on her latest album. see it here. When I showed him, my son chuckled and said I did good.
Tomorrow is a day off of school, so we will have an extended weekend around here…