Happy Wednesday Everyone! I thought thaty I'd share a piece with you that is not yet finished. I've never taken pics during the various stages of completion before, so I thought this would be the something new for both of us!
Plus.....if I put it out there, unfinished, incomplete, and in full view for the world to see....I'd have no choice but to get a moving on it again. I always seem to work better on a deadline of sorts :) Thanks for helping me overcome a little procrastination!
Killian again holding her dog. You can see another painting that I completed using a photo of her here.
I changed the sketch to have her holding a cat instead....though I know Familiars can really be any creature, I wanted it to be a little more obvious that these two were a Magical duo.
Here it is on 11 x 14 140 lb watercolor paper with the background put in.....this will not be the final background (or final anything, for that matter)....I still add more (and more) layers after I block in some of the other parts....no wonder it takes me so long to get one of these done...sheesh :)
Here, I've started the hair and skin tone....these 2 are, by far, the hardest things to get right, in my opinion!
The cat and the denim vest are started here. The cat will be black, but I'm using a grey undertone for some of the sheen...on the vest, I utilized some watercolor pencil for the fine lines and details.
That's all I have so far....I'd guess it needs about 2 hours more of work before it's done. I'm not sure, yet, whether I will define it in black ink after all the water media is finished. Any thoughts?
My daughter likes me to describe how I draw and paint....and she has taken some of my practices to heart!
At 3 1/2 years old she's becoming pretty adept, at the risk of sounding like a bragging Mommy :) Take a look for yourself....
This is a dragonfly from a coaster she picked up from the coffee table.
This one blew me away. A fantastic rendition of one of her toy spiders (yes, I say one of....she likes bugs:)
Thank you for giving me an excuse to take a piece from the "in the works" pile and breathe into it some new life and excitement. I look forward to posting a completed image of it soon! I'll still be working on those altered pages, in the meantime....I find their quicker timeline of completion such a relief after taking on a larger scale watercolor!
Until we meet again,