Thursday, August 16, 2007

August 16 work in progress (nude)

This evening was the awards ceremony for the State Fair Fine Art show. This was the first time I've gone. It was okay, there were a lot of people there. Wasn't as formal as I had thought (only the "big awards" were announced). I saw a few familiar faces, including someone I hadn't seen for 6 years (who remembered me!).

I started the color work on the blue chicken today. My sincerest apologies to those who wanted yellow beak and legs, I just couldn't do it. I think you'll like what this turns into though. Goes with the recent theme. I WILL do a yellow-legged blue chicken though (on a breed where that leg color is appropriate, like a Wyandotte or a Rock or something). OMG I'm an idiot! I scanned the sketch backwards and now she's facing the other direction. Lol. Oh well.

not yet titled
8x8.5 inches
colored pencil and graphite on tan Stonehenge paper
will be for sale (price on completion)

I spent many hours at the scope today. Ugh, sore hand... But the good news is it's finished! Woo hoo! I hereby declare myself officially nuts about scrimshaw. Not sure what will be next. I would like to do some more practice piano keys. I enjoyed the figure drawing! At some point I will give color scrim a whirl too but I'd like to stick with single color right now while I'm still getting a grip on the technique.

scrimshaw on ivory piano key
7/8 x 1-7/8 inches

Shylah will be coming home this weekend. I wonder how Gwen will react. I need to pack in as much trail riding as I can before then. Gotta get an early start tomorrow! :-)