Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Jacob Collins demo, day 6

Over the weekend, Jacob enlarged his drawing from day 5 and transferred it to a canvas. Using a thinned layer of paint, he did this under painting, wiping out the light areas to reveal the white of the canvas. His original drawing was around 16"x20" and the canvas is approximately 20"x 28"



8 comments:

Ariel said...

Thanks for sharing this process Emilie! (and thanks to Jacob and the GCA too, of course!)

Jim Serrett said...

Fantastic !! I will have to watch all of this. I am pulling up a chair and popping popcorn.
:)

Anonymous said...

What process of enlargement did he use? Freehand? A grid? A projector? What?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this! This is my favorite blog! Jacob is one of my idols, never seen his full process before. Can't wait to see the whole thing. Very Excite!!!

Gregory Becker said...

Looks good. Is he using a round brush for the outline?

Emilie said...

He used a photocopy machine to enlarge the drawing, then transferred it using charcoal rubbed on the back of the photocopy. Some students choose to use a thin layer of oil on the back of the photocopy to transfer and others use charcoal or graphite. Then he used a small brush to go over the transfer lines with oil paint and make them clear. Some students use a micron pen for this part of the process.

Sieve Maria said...

This is so interesting ! I can not help but wonder why he did not start directly on the canvas - clearly he can draw well enough that he does not need the extra step !

Anonymous said...

How large was the original sketch?