Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I just finished another elf painting today, or at least I think it's finished. The background is so complex that I could probably work on it another week and still not be satisfied. My new coloring technique was even more successful on this one, so I plan to stick with this new process for future pieces. I have a bit more to do on Nymphs and Satyr, and I also have another reinterpreted old master painting to finish up.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Time to Paint

I'm looking forward to a few days of relaxing and painting. I've mentioned elsewhere that the recent piece "Black Seed" is a nice return to the kind of fairy art I started with at Elfwood several years ago. I also finished "Kaitlin's Run" in which I applied an alternative coloring technique over a monochromatic underpainting.

Tonight I will treat myself to a few hours of figure drawing. Derwent's line of conte-like drawing pencils work well on my recycled kraft paper sketchbook, especially the longer drawings.