Hi there to all at WC its great to be back again! Okay so its only been one day but I'm raring to go with my new painting now that Samsam is finally finished!
Well as promised, if not a little earlier than planned, my new wildlife painting thats now made itself at home on my easel, and just in time for a brand new thread too!
Well straight down to the business end of things:
After some time spent forming the composition of this piece (believe it or not cubs just aren't willing to pose these days
) I then began the less than lovely task of sketching the piece out onto student grade paper ensuring that proportions were correct and the composition pleasing to the eye. Any mistakes made at this stage can be easily rectified but not once work begins on the velour. Then using 'trace down' graphite paper the completed sketch was transferred to the velour paper (the velour already having been professionally adhered to mount board for stability, ease of handling and framing etc). Then using a sharp dark brown pastel pencil I went over these initial guide lines again making sure I hadnt missed out anything of importance.
This afternoon and this evening was spent adding a dark out of focus jungle background (easier said than done when you're addicted to detail
Anyway thats it so far, hopefully I'll get back into the studio at some point tomorrow so will update the thread thereafter
As always thankyou for showing an interest in my strange little world
Take care & bye for now