Portraits in Goa
Hey…so i took off to Goa for most of this week. I did however take my sketch book along, and amidst the sun, sand and sea visits I managed to make some very quick portrait sketches. I am clearly not very good at this…and it fast became an exercise of selecting the medium, capturing a 3D form on plane and speed (as my models were unsuspecting victims).
Here’s what I discovered:
– pastels are not a good idea if you have chunky pieces to work with…no details possible for a small size work essentially.
– colour pencils are a good direction to take…lots of intricate detailing, but one can get lost in that rather than the overall form.
– perhaps a mix of oil pastels and colour pencils will allow for rapid large blocks of colour with finer detailing in pencils?
These are portraits of some of the lovely people whom I hung out with – and believe it or not, we did end up shooting a Bollywood spoof music video that we all starred in 😀 Will soonly have the final edit on that to show you girls heeheehee.