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Ken Doyle
07-06-2016, 01:32 PM
Been rattling around with a few ideas for my next illustration. I think this is the one I will go with next however. It is inspired by Poe's the Raven.


07-06-2016, 03:14 PM
I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Ken Doyle
07-06-2016, 03:39 PM
I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Me too! :)

Ken Doyle
07-06-2016, 04:01 PM
Slight modification to compositionhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2016/1969524-POE02.jpg

07-06-2016, 09:18 PM
What a wonderful poem - I had not read it before. Looking forward to seeing your painting develop.

07-07-2016, 11:35 AM
This will be interesting to watch.

07-07-2016, 03:37 PM
Really looking forward to seeing this! I love watching a wip.

Ken Doyle
07-11-2016, 01:37 PM
Fleshing out my initial sketch now. Starting with the Angels

Ken Doyle
07-12-2016, 12:48 PM

Rough lighting and more sketchy detail

07-12-2016, 02:21 PM
Thanks for sharing your process! I enjoyed watching Miss Muffett come together and now I'm enjoying this one.

07-12-2016, 09:29 PM
I'm following the proccess of your art work and I like so far... going to be a nice detail painting.


Ken Doyle
07-15-2016, 02:13 PM
It's amazing how much time can go into the harmonious arrangement of stuff on a table


07-15-2016, 03:18 PM
It's amazing how much time can go into the harmonious arrangement of stuff on a table.

It's the design elements that eat up so much brain power, even if it's not going to be the focus, or maybe especially because it's not the focus. An unpleasant arrangement tends to be very distracting to me in an environment, unnecessarily drawing my attention away from more focal elements.

I really like your progress though, keep up the great work, eagerly waiting to see what you are planning on for the color.

Ken Doyle
08-01-2016, 12:03 PM
As usual, life is sucking up all my time, but I have begun a little lighting work on the table and am beginning to overlay more detailed drawing work in places


08-02-2016, 11:59 AM
This is really coming along! Thanks for the WIP! I really love watching an idea explode into reality (well sort of)

Ken Doyle
08-22-2016, 04:40 PM

Haven't had time to do much on this of late, but today I started on the Angel faces. Think I want to get all the faces working first. Nothing worse than a decent painting with weak faces I find. Can anyone guess the model for Angel number one ?

08-23-2016, 10:36 AM
Is it you?

Ken Doyle
08-23-2016, 01:49 PM
Is it you?

Nope :) When I say 'model', i really mean photo reference, although my 2 nieces will likely be the other Angles.

Ken Doyle
08-26-2016, 08:29 AM
More Angles!


Ken Doyle
08-27-2016, 04:38 PM
I really enjoy rendering hair


08-28-2016, 09:54 AM
Terrific gestural work; looking good.