Thursday, December 18, 2008

Russell - finished?

I corrected some colours and values and fixed a few details. If my client is happy with it, I feel it is finished.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Russell step 5

I have added in some individual whiskers and hairs to see if I like the effect. I like the looseness of the fur so there is just some values that need correcting and it is getting close to being finished.

Russell step 4

I'm working on figuring out where the shadows and highlights are to give a more rounded, natural appearance. They still have to get a lot darker. I also darkened some of the background as well. I can see that the chin is wrong and needs fixing. I've decided to keep the fur much looser in appearance than the eyes to give a soft look.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Russell step 3

I darkened and did more adjustments to the eyes, started blocking in more colour in the fur, and darkened the background.

Russell step 2

I have finally found time to get back to the commission I'm working on. I started on the background and then worked from the eyes out blocking in basic areas of colour. I have to let it dry thoroughly before going back to add details to the eyes and, of course, lots more work to do on the fur.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Finished library cat

This is the finished small (4x6") painting I did for a gift exchange at work. Now I can start on the commission that I've drawn out.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Russell step 1

This is an 8 x 10" commission I am starting. I drew it out this morning but the light wasn't good so the photo is terrible. It will photograph much better once I start adding colour. It will be slow going at first because I am also working on another painting I can't show right now as it is a surprise and the recipient might see it here.