View Full Version : trying something new

12-28-2016, 07:31 PM
A new concept I am working on for a painting. The painting will be 30x20 inches. This drawing is 24x16 inches.

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/DSC_0003w_zpsdsqishag.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/DSC_0003w_zpsdsqishag.jpg.html)

12-28-2016, 11:53 PM
I have seen a painting very similar to this one except it is mustangs over Neuswanstien Castle. Good luck with it!

Pete Hill
12-29-2016, 12:00 AM
Looks great so far! Looking forward to seeing the finished product! :clap:

Chas McHugh
12-29-2016, 04:48 AM
Having been there and done it; I would suggest that a 30"x20" canvas is too small and that a 36" or even 48" wide canvas should be considered. This will give you a fighting chance with the minute detailing that goes hand in hand with the monastery and potentially a show stopping painting that demands attention.

12-29-2016, 05:41 AM
The coordination of the 1st and 2nd picture is same. Just different on the colour.

12-29-2016, 06:22 AM
I can agree with chases sentiments ,, the bigger the better for this type of project it is amazing the detail that a project like this sinks into it my tornado and castle is 40x30


12-30-2016, 01:26 AM
This is an update. Chas agree with what you say.
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/DSC_0015w_zpsww3j3pms.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/DSC_0015w_zpsww3j3pms.jpg.html)

12-30-2016, 11:52 AM
^^^^ That would make a nice piece of work as it is as well.

12-30-2016, 01:02 PM
Very nice!

12-30-2016, 05:27 PM
I agree! Bigger is better (not discounting small works, but I love a detail filled, eye-ball fest!)

12-30-2016, 05:39 PM
done some tonal changes to the drawing as the monastery was to much the same tone as the aircraft. Think this adds a bit more depth to the drawing.

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/DSC_0007w_zpslwlpofkw.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/DSC_0007w_zpslwlpofkw.jpg.html)

12-30-2016, 10:09 PM
After 22hours this is how the drawing finally turned out
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/DSC_0009w_zpsm55xhu3u.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/DSC_0009w_zpsm55xhu3u.jpg.html)

12-31-2016, 05:56 AM
Very nice ,a good one to finish 2016 with :)

12-31-2016, 01:31 PM
Lots of detail in the monastery Don. What was the 'new' aspect you were trying? Was it the emphasis on the landscape?
I think this would benefit from being a colour artwork. That large empty space of white at the top seems to need something and maybe sky color there would help. Not sure I like the tilt to the monastery also.. That plus missing a bit of the foreground seems wrong somehow...
I can see it as a good pencil experiment that would form the basis for a terrific painting one day?
Looking forward to see what you're going to bring to Ohakea!

01-01-2017, 07:47 PM
I like that, Don. Very nice work.

01-02-2017, 01:38 PM
That is a lovely drawing.

What media did you use and how did you reduce the strong tones in the background?