Wednesday, April 29, 2009
These small creatures really facinates me. If they didn't eat such awfull insects, I would like to keep a couple myself.
The process when painting these; I have reference photos from which I draw a freehand (eye+hand+pencil only tools) in a loose style. The plants are imaginative or loose interpretations. I then choose a colorscheme, first the 3 primary colors; red-yellow-blue. I start with these colors, mostly layered on the paper but some mixed before put on paper. I then add additional colors, like greens or a charcoal grey to emphasize a dark spot.
I love the look of sharp edgdes in watercolours and painting in this loose, imaginative style, nothing prevent me from keeping them - as a painting in realistic style could require.
Here is the A4 size painting and a close-up to show the relation of graphite strokes and watercolors.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
"Which horsebreed are the horses on "All tied up for the show"?Of cause you can find the answer on my site :)
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
"Three chaps" - the wonderful small corgies have lots of personality, and I wanted to paint them in a loose watercolorpainting emphazing colors and values before textures and details.
Actually, painting in a loose style is quite a challenge to me, as I am more used to drawing and painting in a tighter manner. But besides challening I find it liberating and very fast - I also like the idea of switching between the 2.
The final painting is 297 x 420 mm on Canson Montval Not.
Having the 3 pictures in front of me, I draw the dogs freehand on a A4 size paper. Here I think of freehand as with no aids except eyes and pencil.
I made a new very loose sketch on watercolor board, size like a postcard. This drawing was made into a valuestudy, but this time in watercolor. Below the study you can see the final painting converted to greyscale for comparison.
I took my A4 handdrawn paper, scanned it and resized it in Photoshop. I scaled up to 1:1 for my watercolorpaper. I then used my lightbox to redraw on watercolorpaper.
Then colors was applied. Here are 3 closeups too:
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
With my new website: My Animal portrait
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