Friday, June 01, 2007

June 1 work in progress

Finished the on-paper chicken drawing, expect the digital version next week some time (that one's cooler, I think). I hadn't originally planned to "finish" this drawing so... yeah. I'll go ahead and enter it.


"Barnyard Gem"
9x11 inches
colored pencil, graphite, ink
on tan Stonehenge paper
price TBD

detail:


I've been round and round with that Gypsy painting. There are so many layers of paint you can't even see the canvas texture anymore! This morning I redid the background a gradation from turquoise to dark bluish purple. VERY pretty, but I was just totally unsatisfied. It was too... nebulous I guess. I liked the color but the horse needed to be somehow more grounded. So... I redid it again, this time a two-tone flat blue. Bits of turquiose can still be seen (which I like) and bits of red may end up showing around the edges (I may or may not like, we'll see). I've pretty well obscured the horse, so I'll need to redraw some things tomorrow.. I may end up wishing I'd restarted, but I hope not!

3 comments:

Nick said...

I love how you bring your chickens to life on paper. That is a beautiful Blue Golden Duckwing. I would love to have one just like that in real life.

Nick

Katherine said...

Thanks Nick. The color was actually inspired by a AGB, but according to the standard this is NOT a correct BGDW (too much red in him). I just thought it was a pretty color and it'll work well for what I have planned.

Anonymous said...

You really do good work and I am looking forward to you digital inventions!