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Frank Bingley Art

What's on my easel now? S Boy


SBoy - acrylic on canvas paper 20x30cm

14/5/2019 This is Anotoly, who kindly let me paint from a photograph of himself at a young age. I started with a pencil drawing, squared up for accuracy. An exact likeness is not the goal here, just to capture that lovely sad, shy look on his face.

This is the first time that I've used Atelier Interactive Acrylics, and they are quite different to usual acrylics, having a soft smoother feel to them and the makers claim that they can be reworked by the addition of water within a time frame and a longer time using their unlocking medium. I quite like the simple tones and sketchy feel to the work so far, and am tempted not to fiddle with it too much more, other than to add the rest of his anatomy and suggest his clothing.

©Frank Bingley 2019