Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Moving right along…. I need to get the body done before I can move onto the head. I just find it easier to work left to right... because I am right-handed. And back to front…. because it is easier to lay color down on top of another color than to butt it right up against it. Some times I change that when I am working with a lot of white… like to do the white and other very light colors last to keep it as clean as I can. Of course here I will have to go back and rework the background… but at least I have that initial nice and clean edge. I generally go back and rework all my backgrounds before I am done.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
I am doing the background a light pinkish grey… only because the client had seen one of my older pieces that was on the suede mat board and really liked it. So I am attempting to recreate it… sort of! The background is blue in the upper left because of my lighting… day light bulb on left and above, and tungsten on the right. I will eventually replace the tungsten. I really like the way Royal's body is coming along…. took me a while though. But I love using the purples and blues for that slight highlight in the shadows. And it will really make her head pop off the paper.