Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays

I am presently drawing out my next very large portrait (24 x 36") but holidays and working are getting in the way. I'll finish the drawing stage and post it after the holidays.

In the meantime I want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season full of fun, good health, and as free from stress as possible.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tess finished

I did a lot of work on the fine details on the face and worked some more on the body. I'm calling this one finished. I purposefully left the body less detailed as I wanted the focus to be on the face. The body shows more of the typical look of watercolour as a medium.
Now I can work on getting ready for three Christmas parties I am holding this week.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tess step 5

I darkened the floor under Tess, lifted highlights, and started adding details and making corrections. The face is mostly done. I just have the fine overlapping hairs to do there. I still have a lot of work to do on the body but the main values are there.

Tess step 4

I was able to do a few more hours on this yesterday but had to wait for daylight to get a photo. I am trying to get it finished this weekend. I was delayed by other deadlines in my life.

I darkened the background but have darker washes to put under the dog still. I went over the whole painting darkening the values again. Next will be the subtler shading of the light areas and the blending of the washes already there. The final steps will be the fine details of the fur.