Friday, January 21, 2011
Max is coming along nicely.Using instant coffee now i can control the intensity better and get a really textured look. Takes time though as i am building layers necessitating drying time in between the layering. Note the roan color of the one at the top which i have just started to lay down layers on. I've been trying to get that color for ages. Seems like when i wash out this one aqu telle pencil i have it shows just a hint of pink. Interesting? Hope i remember that for when i'm really trying to paint a roan!
Don't forget to click on image to make larger. Hopefully.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Saddlebred, 8" x 10" watercolor on board
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Monday, January 17, 2011
Quarter Horse, 14" x19", watercolor washes on board.
P.S The only safe horse is a quarter horse. You know, the one you put quarters in to make it go! LOL
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Saturday, January 15, 2011
See top image with enhanced shadows and softened eyes.I'm sort of happy with it. There something classical about it like the horses in
the Rocco co era or the lady in Bottecelli's Birth of Venus with the big hair and the contra-posto stance. I still have it taped to the board so i still may work it a tiny bit more maybe integrating the head by mellowing the bright blue behind the face.
As for the picture at the bottom,I'm having a ball with photoshop and have really solved the problem with the eyes by casting a shadow over one of them.I used Exposure under appearances to off set the colors. That's all. Cheating you say! No way. I calling using artistic ingenuity and modern technology.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I sort of wanted this to go the other way but i guess this is the way the pics loaded. The sketch at the bottom was done on illustration board in graphite then outlined and shadowed with blue aquattelle pencil. The brown shadow at the side is goodness knows what.Call it a sloppy photographer at work.(No it's not coffee)
Next i focused on Negative space only. The same sloppy photographer got to really slop around with Prussian blue water color washes and of course the mandatory coffee stains.Abstractly indicative of a landscape background.Hopefully!
Thirdly, i wet and spread the aquatelle (watercolor pencil) lines to create shadows. I came in around the eyes (too much) with ink wash and then decided i was having too much fun so made myself stop for the day. Got some things to rework tomorrow.
Eyes definitely need to be quietened down a bit. Still more work to be done.
Splash, waterbased mixed media on board 16 x20
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Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Still needs to be colored once approved.