"Clash of Titans", vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, white charcoal, black and white conté on sanguine Canson Mi-tientes pastel paper, 11" x 8" © Bernadette E.Kazmarski

Clash of Titans, New Member

This New Member print is a signed digital print of my charcoal sketch “Clash of Titans” made in archival inks on Epson Velvet Art Paper. This print is 8″ x 11″, matted in white black core for an 11″ x 14″ frame.



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"Clash of Titans", vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, white charcoal, black and white conté on sanguine Canson Mi-tientes pastel paper, 11" x 8" © Bernadette E.Kazmarski

“Clash of Titans”, vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, white charcoal, black and white conté on sanguine Canson Mi-tientes pastel paper, 11″ x 8″ © Bernadette E.Kazmarski

The studio wrestling champions, brothers Giuseppe Basil Verdi and Sir Jelly of Bean, engage in the kitchen but it’s all in fun. It started out when Giuseppe said his brother was a dirty mess and needed to be cleaned up and wavered between a bath and a rock ’em sock ’em boxing tournament, then flat out, literally flat out, wrestling, on the cabinet in the middle of the kitchen. I had such fun watching them wrestle and did a quick light sketch in vine charcoal then later enhanced it with more vine charcoal to blend their movements.

I outlined it in compressed charcoal and then conté when that wasn’t dark enough, and used both white charcoal and then white conté for the highlights I remembered seeing as they threatened each other and acted fierce with they ears pinned back. I needed a mid-range tone of paper to make both the black and white show up, but my pad of this paper has limited darker colors and I wasn’t fond of most of them for this. Then I decided this sanguine tone worked well with the tones in their fur.

You can also find this image in my gallery of feline artwork.

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