Saturday, February 22, 2020

Bongo - wip


I really need to get some paintings ready - the Easter exhibition will arrive, and I also want to expand my palette of paintings for future exhibitions. I decdided to paint more animals in my Perfect Stripes serie, but in a smaller size. It is always a nice thing to have different price-options to present to people/exhibition-organizers. This will be 40x60 cm and is a beautiful Bongo Antelope. Acrylic on canvas. So far the outlines drawn with a few grid-guidelines :)

Thursday, February 20, 2020

White Storks - wip finished






Here is a couple of more wip-shots, and the final picture.

I had trouble using my (3 different) masking fluids for the nest. They were all more or less dried out - one bottle never opened before :( - it is an issue with masking fluid. I also have a pen - I managed to work a little bit with that.... Anyway that way I got some of the light straws in the nest.

I spend quite some time refining the background in Photoshop. The values between the storks white backs and the background was very close, giving me a hard time. Finally got the job done with a uniform background...

The painting is just a bit more thight than I had planned, but still I like it.

Do you think it has a romantic/sweetness feel about it ?


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Her er et par fotos mere og det færdige billede.

Jeg havde problemer med at bruge mine (3 forskellige) masking fluids til reden. De var alle mere eller mindre tørret ud - den ene flaske var endda ikke åbnet tidligere :( - et træls issue med masking fluid. Jeg har også en pen - og fik den til at virke lidt. ... Anyway, på den måde fik jeg de lyse strå frem i reden.

Jeg brugte en hel el tid på at definere baggrunden i Photoshop. Tonerne mellem de hvide storkerygge og baggrunden var tætte og gav mig et hårdt job. Men fik lavet en ny og ensartet bagrund...

Maleriet er en smule mere stramt end jeg havde planlagt, men jeg kan nu godt lide det alligevel.

Synes du billedet har en romantisk/sødme over sig ?





Saturday, February 15, 2020

White Storks - wip




I have started painting a pair of White Storks, aiming for a loose and romantic look. I want this to be an illustration for cards etc.

I started drawing in my sketchbook, looking on stork images on my tablet.

I then freehand draw - with a few helping lines - the drawing onto my larger watercolor paper. This is Fabriano Artistico HP. 
The sketch is not that accurate, so I look at my tablet for certaing details.

After finishing the drawing, I start off with layers of watercolors, choosing mainly the most transparent hues.

I want the graphite too show through in the final piece, but not too much. 
I find this style - light crisp graphite strokes and loose watercolors - a very attractive style, fitting well for the more romantic look vs a more realistic and tight style (but I also like that style :)).

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Jeg er begyndt at male et Hvidt storke-par, jeg går efter et romantisk look. Det vil egne sig fint til kort-illustration etc.

Jeg startede med en tegning i min skitsebog, imens jeg så på storkebilleder på min tablet.

Så tegnede jeg frihånd - pånær et par hjælpelinjer - tegningen på mit større akvarelpapir. Dette er Fabriano Artistico HP.
Skitsen er ikke specielt akkurat, så jeg ser på min tablet for visse detaljer.
Efter tegningen er færdig, er jeg begyndt at male lag af akvarel, jeg vælger de mest transperante farver.

I kan godt lide at blyantstregerne kan ses på det færdige resultat, men ikke alt for overvældende.
Denne stil - lyse, sprøde blyantsstreger og "loose" (i mangel af et dansk udtryk der dækker meningen) akvarel - finder jeg meget attraktiv, og vil passe fint til det mere romantiske look vs en mere realistisk og stram akvarelstil (men jeg kan også lide den stil :))

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Portrait in watercolors - finished



Here is my finished watercolor portrait.

Painted on A3, 300 gsm Canson Montval watercolorpaper.
The portrait is build up from a shadowlayer and then several valuelayers. all thin and transparant. I am happy with the finished portrait.

Portrait in watercolors - wip


I am following a "portraits in watercolor" course, and it's working fine.

My portrait will probably end up more realistic than the teachers, without too much significant extra "topping". I have enough to do painting the portrait itself :) With more experience I will try out the added spice of drawing back into a portrait with personal lines and pattern.

Friday, February 07, 2020

Southern ground hornbill wip

På mine tegnedage med Camilla, arbejder jeg helst med blyant. Jeg er kommet lidt videre med denne specielle fugl. Selv om tegningen kræver koncentration, har vi masser af snak om alt mellem himmel og jord. Vi sidder i Camillas tegnestue, men mon ikke jeg også kan tilbyde rum her i foråret, når jeg får ny plads til kreativiteten 😊


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Japanese Chin with flowers



My new fun dog illustration Japanese Chin with flowers, are now avaliable in my Doggyshops (except TeePublic).
Nice little doggie ain't it ?

Friday, January 24, 2020

Brown Labrador retriever Chilli


Here is a mock-up photo to show you some of my process to draw this beautiful brown labrador, Chilli.

Sadly Chilli has passed away, but hopefully her owner will love the portrait as a new way to keep good memories of her.