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Devoted 2Art
04-17-2013, 01:03 AM
Here's what I did.... Work In progress... Long, Long way to go. Probably should not have used Colorease pencils for the sketch.. They're bleeding a bit too much.

Reference - Elaine Cross's Photo : "Resting" found at PMP.

There is so much character in the photo - I had to paint it. From the steel gate to the peeling paint , tree bark, block wall, iron bench .... etc. It's a real challenge.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Apr-2013/1003102-Ken__Barbie_01.jpg
17" x 13" / WIP / Watercolor (So Far) / Title withheld. will name upon completion

C & C always welcome.
-John

Yorky
04-17-2013, 03:09 AM
Great poses John, this is going to be interesting.

Doug

pjartwc
04-17-2013, 04:48 AM
The drawing looks good - looking forward to seeing the progress. How about a photo of the reference?

Scotslass
04-17-2013, 12:33 PM
Great start again John.....(Gosh - your 'time out' has sure fired your painting engines up!)Looking forward to seeing this progress.
Suzanne

LynnM
04-17-2013, 02:37 PM
Another interesting image, good start!

olliewood0702
04-17-2013, 03:03 PM
THis is going to be GREAT; I like what's happening so far.

Devoted 2Art
04-18-2013, 01:08 AM
Thank you very much Doug, Jan, Suzanne, Lynn & Darla. It's a really fun project!

Jan - Here;s the reference (Hope I'm not breaking any of PMP's rules by posting this:eek:)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2013/1003102-Resting_By_Elaine_Cross_resize.JPG
"Resting" Photo by Elaine Cross (Paint My Photo)

Suzanne - Great start again John.....(Gosh - your 'time out' has sure fired your painting engines up!)Looking forward to seeing this progress.
Suzanne I guess I needed a break.. It's a thrilling time for me now - I've learned so much and and I'm really excited about trying new ideas.

Here's today's progress... All watercolor until step # 4.
Step 02:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2013/1003102-WAW_Step_02.jpg

Step # 03 :
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2013/1003102-WAW_Step_03.jpg

Step # 04 (Added some gouache to the palette here) :
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2013/1003102-WAW_Step_04.jpg

I've mostly been focusing on the COI - most of the work going into the right side of the paper. I'm doing it this way because I don't want the steel gate to get too much attention yet. All together I think I put another 3 hours into it.

All C & C welcome & appreciated. Thanks for looking.
-John

pjartwc
04-20-2013, 04:57 AM
Thanks for posting the ref. Your painting's looking good. The man really is shaping up - Can't wait to see when you add some more definition to his face. Good job!