I have been doing lots of drawing over the past two days. It's a great way to get back into the swing of things. It's been a while since I did any tonal drawing and I am really enjoying it. Here's what's occurring.
I finished the drawing-out of this painting today and will begin the tonal underpainting tomorrow.
I started this 70x70cm drawing today. Will finish it off tomorrow andd give it a raw umber wash ready for painting.
"Dylan Lisle’s work maintains a contemporary dynamism through his old masterly representations of the female form. Knots and swathes of vibrant, passionate fabric envelope his sensuous figures, or otherwise are the subject of larger studies, which draw upon chiaroscuro, reminiscent of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Rubens. His work is instantly approachable, engagingly serene and romantically charged; traits that have not gone unnoticed in the art world he inhabits.
Fresh from his first London solo exhibition, Dylan Lisle spearheads a modern movement of artists, whose desire it is to capture light in all its glorious subtleties, texture in its infinite tactile qualities and the female form in its evasive beauty." Hope Robertson, 2007