Saturday, 17 October 2009
Gumasaurus! He lost his teeth in a fight last night- and his tongue apparently
Gave the background another coat of paint so lost the teeth. They weren't quite right anyway. The tongue was wrong wrong wrong- so I took it out. More scales.
Been working at this since about 8.30 this morning. 10 o'clock am now. Really looking forward to seeing what the guys at ART Evolved are going to be doing today.
Right- let's put those teeth back in shall we!?
Friday, 16 October 2009
Well I've been at this now for 6.5 hrs- give or take a tea break or 5. There's no way I will finish this today as the light is beginning to fade and I can't mix colours in electric light. That's where computer artists have the upper hand.
Anyway it's getting there. I won't post again today but will be back 10 am tomorrow GMT.
Tara for now. Glass of wine is calling.
Just starting to add scales now. Very fiddly and time consuming. This is where I'm glad I didn't do a larger piece. At this point normally I start doubting myself. It's difficult to carry on until I reach a point where I can see it all coming together. Not quite there yet.
This is the no-mans land stage of painting.
Be back soon. need food.
Just a wash- Gouache is opaque unlike watercolour so I've kept it quite thin so that I can still see a feint pencil line through. This keeps me from losing track at an early stage. He's not too handsome at the moment- you wouldn't want to take him to meet your mother just yet would you?
I really must get some heavier paper. Slightly ripped it again in the paper stretching process but this painting is quite small- just under A4- so hopefully wont notice :-/
Outline drawing done. I've kept this simple so that I've a chance of completing it today.
It's 10 in the morning here in England and my first Live Art post for ART Evolved is my working sketches that I scribbled earlier this week. I generally read around the subject and gather info on the skull/skeleton which helps determine shape and contours. Habitat and dietary details all help with gaining an insight into colouring of skin, hair etc. and dental shaping. I've not made my mind up yet about colours so will be experimenting today. Will keep you updated.
I'm off now to stretch my paper- always a anxious affair... and work on the drawing ( Gonna grab some breakfast too ) Next post -coming sooooon.