View Full Version : WIP - It Takes a Village

09-12-2004, 05:52 PM
I've been so busy with work and volunteering and visitors this week, that I have scarcely had time to paint...but finally a moment of peace hit me and I am painting to my hearts content (and dreaming about the 200-300+ pastels that should be coming to my mailbox this week - just think of all those yummy colours! I had a good week for deals on Ebay! :D)

Anyway - right now, the title isn't going to make much sense, but in the lighter area at the bottom, I am about to add in a little thatch hut village. I figured that if this is to be a WIP, I'd better post an "in progress" picture...I'm interested in hearing what you all think so far!


Oh, and it's a tan coloured Daler-Rowney paper (ingres), an assortment of NuPastels, Rembrandt, Winsor and Newton, and Schmincke.

09-12-2004, 06:20 PM
hey there.. the title is not making any sense to me.. but after this week nothing really does.. LOL i am really liking the movement in the background. Is the hutch going to be your focal point.. If so then i would soften the hills in the background. It will be very difficult to do it later without smudging you dont want. They are way to detailed to be in the background.. Dont get me wrong love this so far, but being this early on in the picture, you should be establishing values and color blocking.. details are established later on in the procedure.
Talk soon
Tammy :wave: :D :wave:

Kathryn Day
09-12-2004, 06:24 PM
Hi, all the mountains are leading the eye in to the valley where you will place your village. Looks like it will be a good one!

09-12-2004, 07:10 PM
THis should be fun to watch....going to keep an eye on it!


09-12-2004, 08:40 PM
The title should make a tad more sense now...the huts are coming together and I am liking them so far..still a lot to do in the foreground...I toned down the mountains a bit, but am seeing spots in the photo that could use a bit more work...

I figured it was a good time to post an update! Now I'll go eat and then try to finish it up (or get close to it anyway...)


09-12-2004, 09:12 PM
Keep on going...were all waiting... :)

09-12-2004, 11:36 PM
Ok..I think I am done. I may work on the one hut I'm not entirely happy with...and maybe with some of the foreground...but not much more...

Here's the finished version...


09-13-2004, 11:00 AM
Cori I took the liberty of putting this into Grey scale to let you see that the values that you have in this piece all read the same. Nothing really makes this picture pop. You have a great concept, and you have done a beautiful job on this piece so far. Here is the image in greyscale, can you see what i mean. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Sep-2004/28465-47843-revised_village2.jpg

09-13-2004, 11:24 AM
Thanks, Tammy.

I did actually go in last night and add in some more lighter tones in the foreground and will probably add a few more in tonight...I'll try to post the final final version later when I am at home...it does look really pretty in person through...

Besides, I'm really just having a bit of fun with my hobby - it's not like I'm working towards going pro :p

09-13-2004, 11:32 AM
Looking forward to seeing it! :D