Monday, January 11, 2010

Suzi step 2

I did a lot of correcting on the drawing. Projecting an image helps me compose it and put down landmarks for positioning, but it usually messes up perspective and the details. So it took me an hour of drawing from the ref photo to correct it before I laid down the first wash in the background. If you know my work you will realize that the background will get much darker. :) Actually, the whole painting will be very much in shadow so this wash is just to block off the position of the cat so I can see what I'm doing next. The yellow you see on the eye highlights and a few whiskers is masking fluid but I'll take that off the whiskers before the next wash. I just needed to get an idea of where they were going.

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