Graphite, acrylic with airbrush and oil on tracing paper.
Painted surface 23 x 32 cm (9.06 x 12.6 in ) in a format of 32 x 42 cm (12.6 x 16.54 in)
Year of realization 2019
Signed on the bottom right of the piece.
Preliminary corresponding to the definitive painting Baal- The Great Goat 1, published in the third book of Malefic Time- Akelarre.
The process from developing an idea from a sketch to a more refined and finished piece of work is absolutely critical, the preparation to create successful preliminary sketches is all about making smart transitions in terms of scale, complexity and focus.
Usually Luis works on small scales, so the first sketches have no big difference between the finish and the preliminaries, are very true to the final size.
The purpose of these first strokes is to find a balance, a movement, a composition. Loose strokes with some color here or there. Some of the finish artworks have behind just one sketch, others will have many more. There is no one number of preliminaries you have to make before passing to the next step but in many occasions the artist explores the subject in depth until he is ready and convinced. And that’s exactly why we now can show you this part of the process. Additionally, the artist in this occasion wanted to present a more finished version with color showing the next step of the process, having a much more complete piece.