Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sketch of Alcide


Ok, so..... I watch True Blood. And I have discovered that the pretty people on the tv will hold still for you if you press pause, making them relatively easy to sketch ;)
Joe Manganiello (hopefully I'm spelling that right) plays a character named Alcide Herveaux (maybe I'm spelling that right too?) on True Blood (well, at least the name of the show itself is easy), and I had a lot of fun with this sketch. It started off as just graphite on gessoed canvasboard, because graphite feels amazing on gesso, but I couldn't manage his lovely salt-and-pepper beard in graphite and the acrylics started sneaking in somehow. And dripping. I love the dripping.

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