Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Here is a small wip of a ara in colored pencils.
I've drawn the bird using both grids and tracing. I was getting quite cross-eyed with the feathers using grids, so I checked and corrected with tracing afterwards.
I made a "grisaille" pattern with a dark-violet color, and added local-colors upon; A variaty of blue hues.
the drawing measures 10 x 20 centimetre, but it took around 12 hours to complete, due to many layers....
Thursday, March 06, 2008
I had this idea of drawing and painting motifs from the Rainforest. In this case it is from Amazonas. On the thumbnail my idea is sketched in small format. I have photos from a rainforest-zoo and ordinary zoo that I used for reference. Then I composed the view. I really wanted to show that we look at the top of the trees, hence the title : "Amazonas - The Roof".
I find the sloth a very strange and interesting animal and wanted to draw it. The parrots with their beautiful colors are painted as a pair, to balance with the larger sloth.
I underpainted with watersoluble colored pencil - dark sepia, and then layers of ordinary cp's on top. Size is 21 x 35 centimetre.