Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Process of Creating "Underwater"

The first step was to tint the entire canvas with a layer of raw umber so that the layers that followed would have a neutral undertone without having to mute them individually. Then On top of the solid color I did a sketch in pencil, inked it with india ink then added highlights with white.

Next I started to add the middle tone background blue

Then more of the foreground color

Then I filled in the hair and added more glazes of blue in the background and deepened the shadows on the face .  

Here is the completed painting:

"Underwater" 18x24 oil on canvas Dec 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

New Painting

Right now I'm working on a new painting here are some photos of it so far
Stage 1
Almost stage 1 actually haha. THis is after adding a little color to the black and white underpainting. It's cropped off so the surprise isn't ruined.

Stage 2. Adding more color to the face and highlights to the armor.

Now it will need to dry a bit. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

More Progress

I took a break from the sculpture because the wet clay wasn't drying enough to use. I set up my space heater and that is helping to make the clay more workable. I should have more pics soon it's coming along nicely.