Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Eagle Work in Progress
I have a nice groove on working on this eagle right now. It is 18x24 colored pencil on Ambersand Pastel board. I tried some mineral spirits on the background, never have done that before -- a little messier than I expected. Definitely could use some practice with that. It leaves more tooth to work over than using Neopastels I think. To get the feathers realistic yet interesting/expressive will be difficult for me I think. I am looking forward to working on it some more, but have to go to work the next two days. Here is a close up, it does not show the detail as well as I would like. There is alot more color in the eyes and the areas appearing black here than is coming through. Not sunny enough right now to get a good photo. Though it we have had some gloriously sunny, warmer days lately!
I am also hoping to work on some dog art for the Canine Art Guild's upcoming exhibit to celebrate five years in existence. The art work is to be five by five inches. Have not worked that small but have some ideas. It is due by 3/15 -- so need to work on that next.
See you all soon!