I will be taking a break in posting of about 2 weeks. Today's post is just a photo of an eagle that showed up yesterday when I was trying to feed seagulls some old bread. I called for the seagulls, and immediately two eagles showed up. They must have mistaken 'eagles' for 'seagulls'!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Last night a painting friend told me that he sometimes paints in oils without solvents. He has brushes that are reserved for dark, medium, and light values, and dips them in vegetable oil/ wipes them to change colors. I tried it and it works, but this one wasn't planned out as much as maybe it could have been. OIl on panel 9" x 12".
Saturday, November 10, 2012
I found a cute house on Google Street View in Bremmerton, and did a little value study in ink. It was boring. So then I did an image where only the shadows were blocked in, followed by doing it again looking only at the paper and not the reference, caring more about the balance of darks than whether it looked like a house. Finally I loaded the image onto the computer and added some highlights, color, and house-ish details. It was a lot more fun this way, at least.
Friday, November 9, 2012
There's only so much one can do with markers and a single figure in a small drawing space, so after the model was sketched in, more of the room was added. I concentrated on the main sketcher guy, with his teal jacket hanging on the sketching seat/whatever. The room was full of concentration, by the model and individual sketchers, so a number of people got sketched and added. I liked leaving them in different sizes because they were each in their own worlds anyway. One got duplicated in the digital phase of image development. Maybe she was concentrating more than the others.