Monday, November 7, 2011


With some interested queries... I've decided to post the progression of my current painting that will be for the "Drawing Dreams Foundation" ( ) art auction at the Society of Illustrators in New York on December 7, 2011.

These first 2 images are first the under drawing, and then have gone over that with washes of acrylic to establish the under painting. I like to keep this stage muted, lowly rendered and lowly saturated to give the Oil paint that will be painted in translucent layers on top some room to brighten and lively things.


Patti McGowen said...

Thanks for this. I am never sure what to use for the under drawing - what do you use?

Matt Dangler said...

You're welcome Patti. It really depends, I switch things up quite a bit... and usually depending on what mood I'm in. This piece however, I used a regular graphite pencil and acrylic washes. At this stage it's all about building up a structure for the Oil paint that will be placed on top... I'm always thinking about what the Oil paint will do translucently placed on whatever color I am creating in the underpainting stage. :)