Monochrome Start #24

I’m very pleased with this monochrome painting, I didn’t wipe it out.

I found a channel on youtube where the author takes photos of models with perfect lighting. I wish that all figure reference photos were as good as these. Here is the channel if you would like to draw from them.

I did a quick block-in for this drawing, no more than a few lines before I started going straight for the detail. I did some measuring to make sure that the feet would not go off the canvas but I obviously didn’t do that correctly… After an hour and a half I didn’t want to mess with it much more so I left the feet, legs and hand suggested.

Monochrome Start #24
Monochrome Start #24
Monochrome Start #24, detail
Monochrome Start #24, setup

Session Details

  • Session: 1657
  • Work: 1316
  • Width: 16"
  • Height: 12"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1.5
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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