View Full Version : New Falcon Project on Porcelain - Gyrm WIP

Lynn Al-Q.
08-28-2005, 04:39 AM
Hi :wave: I'm about to start my next falcon project so I'm doing a wip. This is a cross post from Animals and Wildlife, which is where I spend most of my time on WC! If you would like to see that thread, here is the link: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=291452

Otherwise, you can add your c&c to this thread :D . Here is the first post on the other thread (to save me from typing it again!! :D :D ):

Finally decided on my next subject. This is a merlin/falcon cross called Gyrm. His owner brought him over for a photo session last week - he's a real livewire but really gorgeous! This is the prelim drawing - haven't drawn one so detailed for a very long time so please don't look too closely!!! :o I usually just go straight from the photo to the porcelain but trying to get a pose I wanted with wings open was difficult without photo blurring (he's so small and fast that most open wing shots were a bit blurred) and I ended up combining two pics to be sure of correct body position and detail so had to draw it out properly. He's going to be on an oval porcelain tile 11 x 15 inches (hence the oval cropped pic).

As far as the bg goes, I'm still a little undecided. I've taken him off the glove and perched him on a rock for now, but that still leaves a bit too much negative space. I want to keep quite a bit of sky in the bg to fit in with the rest of the series (see http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/sho...95&page=3&pp=15 (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=287295&page=3&pp=15)). I could add more rock, but I'm a bit bored with rocky backgrounds - I'm now toying with the idea of changing the rock for a heavy tree branch and balancing the composition with foliage, but I need to keep to local species. I won't be starting this on porcelain for a few days yet - I want to get the whole composition together first, plus we're expecting family to visit from Tuesday for 4 days so we're going to be 11 under one roof for a while - fun but hectic! Would appreciate any and all C&C as I wade through this one!

08-28-2005, 10:20 AM
You are off to a great start Lynn. I'm looking forward to your WIP.

Val. :wave:

Mary Woodul
08-28-2005, 07:37 PM
It is a beautiful drawing of a falcon, I am looking forward to see the next posts.