30.7.11

Magic Medium











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 The first one above took all day to draw because of all the squares, but in the end it was worth it. Drawing each square was therapeutic. The drawing hasn't been sealed yet. Golden soft gel medium is my go to when it came to sealing but there where accidents that happen during the application part that made me want to continue searching for something else. I had remembered that Mark English and George Pratt used boat varnish to seal and give a warming effect to their drawings and paintings. So I went off on my search for boat varnish which home depot employees helped me find. Looking through all the types of varnishes I found Minwax fast-drying polyurethane 32 fl oz for around $11, not bad. My only question was how long will this last me compared to the soft gel medium that has 8 fl oz for $11? So as you can see the second drawing I posted is 22"by30" and I poured two layers so far, I used about 1/8 of the can. If I would have used the soft gel medium it would have taken more then half the container. I say it is worth it and the affect it created with the drawing is amazing(It made it a little darker and richer also harmonized the color.) I will warn  anyone one who thinks of doing this to make sure it's done outside because it smells really strong. In conclusion I think I found my magic medium. 


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9 comments:

Nate Woeber said...

Dude the above perspective drawing, turned out very awesome!

Vincent Nappi said...

oh foreshortening. you make it work!

Orlando Sanchez said...

Thanks guys. That angle is not easy to convey.

Ray Bonilla said...

killing it Orlando!

Daniel Cruit said...

Great work! You've been killing it lately man!

Orlando Sanchez said...

Thank you guys I appreciate the kind words!

Nano Jaun said...

dude I gotta say, the first drawing! is one of the best figure drawings i've ever seen!!!! its so fresh! great foreshortening and amazing color scheme. it just works really fucking well. are you going to have like prints of it, cause I will buy that shit right now!

ivan said...

Hey Orlando, I need you to stop drawing for about 10 years so I can catch up! haha. Awesome as usual man. Thanks for the "behind the scenes" posts.

Orlando Sanchez said...

Nano,

Thank you, that is a huge compliment. "Ever seen" I'll try not to disappoint then. As far as prints I am still looking in to that, although all of the originals are for sale:) Thanks again.

Ivan,

Thank you but like diddy said "Can't stop wont't stop" hahaha