October, fear of the painted canvas

October is Inktober month. You’re supposed to draw something in ink each day and post it. There are 31 prompts to get you started. Today’s prompt is Swift. Couldn’t think of anything better than a sketch of Jonathan Swift. It’s a caricature that I made very swiftly killed so two birds with one stone etc. I am not sure I will be able to create a drawing every single day but there’s nothing wrong with ambition.

Other work done: cleaned out our garage but also did some more work on Orestes, mostly on the legs.  It was already quite dark when I took the picture so I had to pimp it a little.

The David was going nowhere so I overpainted it with a layer of some leftover Naples yellow paint, then sketched the Cano/Velazquez on it with charcoal, but it got too dirty and messy. I wiped most of the charcoal off and slapped the leftovers from the Orestes palette on the canvas, more or less in the shape of a dead Jesus. I don’t know if this is a good way to start a painting. I also don’t know if it was a good idea in general.  I fear the painted canvas.

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