Here are models for this week's still life project - my toothbrush and an almost empty toothpaste sitting around my bathroom sink.
First, I sketched out on my 16 x 20 inch canvas with a china marker. I like using the china marker because it gives bold, clear lines and doesn't leave much powdery stuff unlike a charcoal.
Then I applied acrylic underpainting. I chose acrylic for this task because it dries fast allowing multiple layers in one day!
I continued to underpaint warm colors for the sink and the wall.
Then I started underpainting cool colors on the metal faucet, some spots on the toothbrush and the toothpaste.
Finally I added purplish blue on the shadows and some red lines around the objects.
Here is the finished underpainting waiting for a "nice oil treatment", which will start mañana.