You are on the mobile page with Dry brush portraits by Igor Kazarin. This technique of drawing I have devoted the lion's share of my practical work. Basically these were portraits from life, when I drew portraits, as a street artist, and most of the time I painted them on the street Arbat since perestroika times 1989.
Why is this technique called Dry brush? Yes, the brushes when i working with portraits, i can say almost dry, despite the fact that the portrait is drawn with oil paint, it is used very very little, just, as if so to speak 5mm of cube black paint, which is enough to paint a black and white portrait by size 40 to 50 cm. This volume of paint on some space mashed with a thin layer on a palette, I touch by brush this thin layer of paint can be in the beginning to try the density of paint on rough paper and then apply it when drawing a portrait on a sheet of watercolor pape
When drawing dry brush there is a very interesting tool is an ordinary eraser, which can be removed layers of paint from the portrait areas in the the right places, it highlights different details of the face, strands of hair, clothing, and so on. While working on the Arbat street or in resort areas near the sea dry brush painting was out of competition with other techniques of drawing portraits. Why ?, because it is a short time, drawing, spectacular work, around the portraitist going to a lot of people watching each stroke of the artist's brush, and only when using the eraser has always been the utmost attention it attracted many others. Portrait at the end of the work than not fixed, because the oil paint is not coal or sepia, pastel or sanguine, it does not fall off, and it can be inserted directly into a frame under glass, for example on the Arbat street just wrapped in a roll for transportation.
More recently, in 2009, I created a few videos with a short demonstration of portrait drawing by dry brush and placed its in Youtube. To be honest if I did not expect that the popularity of watching these videos will be in the millions of views. Today, Sorry, I rarely shoot on video, because, in addition to the orders I do my comprehension of creative works in oil on canvas on which to spend a lot of time.