Tuesday, January 29, 2008
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
For reference I used this picture I found of Molly. I chose to paint her because shes obviously a pretty girl, but also because she has this subtly mean expression on her face. These crows are going to be pecking the crap out of her and she looks almost annoyed but for the most part careless. I usually start off a painting by rendering the imortant parts out on the canvas, then work from the background forward. But I was too anxious to get goin, so I started backwards and painted the face first.
I added the background and started working on the hair. At first I thought I messed up. I wanted the hair to be kind of blowing in the wind but then I started to realize I wasn't giving myself any room for the birds. But I thought, eff it...I'll find a place for them later.
So I started shaping out the hair and tried to work out the dress a little bit. At this point I was really annoyed. The dress looked like a moo moo and it seemed to really round her out. So I had to rework it a bit.
I played with the dress and widened the collar. When I was comfortable enough with it, I painted in the crow pulling at her shirt, and started another in the background. I think the crows are comin out better than the portrait, but I havn't had too much practice painting faces lately.
I added more crows and there are a few more to come. I have a couple more things to touch up but for the most part, it'd done. I'll post the finished piece in the next couple days. Then I think I'm going to start another one.
So anyways, I'll be posting sketches and progress on paintings and news about shows and anything else interesting I feel like sharing. I hope you enjoy.