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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Here's my latest work in progress - this is Amber at Two - and it's ready for the fine tuning and finishing touches. The scan doesn't show the detail properly, but you get the idea.

This is 8x10 on Fisher 400 sanded paper with colored pencils. The reference image follows - as you can see, I'm not so interested in the colors from the reference image, but I do love the pose and expression. I haven't decided if I'll increase the contrast in my drawing yet - I'm liking the softer nature - especially since she's only 2...
The hair went on too red, so I lifted back what I could, went over it with a pale cool gray, and am now going back in with bits of yellow and green/browns. I still have quite a bit of work to go on the hair.

The details on her antique dress don't show in the scan well - there is much more contrast and color variation.

Hope to wrap this one up this week so I can start a new one!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Welcome to my blog -- I know, you can't believe I finally created a blog site. (My kids are laughing at me.)

This is place where I will post work in progress and finished artwork, brag about my grandchildren, and answer the questions that I don't get to in emails.

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