I got a chance to work on some of the latter ones recently, and I wanted to give you an update on how they’re turning out!
First, the painting.
I wanted to fix the skin because it was coming out too dark for any of the shading techniques I wanted to use. This, so far, is closer to what I intend the final product to look like.
The dress is giving me a few problems. Pthalo Green is a stupid pigment to work with, especially when combined with Brilliant Blue. The Pthalo pigments always give me the most trouble. But I love the color the two combined makes, so I’ll just do the best with what I have.
I also need to fix her left shoulder because it’s off kilter.
Second, the colored pencil drawing.
Oh god the nose needs fixed now that I’m looking at it again.
I’m starting to add the darker tones now, to make the colors pop. I still want to push the colors and make them as vibrant as possible, and also have the shadows be something NOT black or muddy. So far I think this is working fairly well.
I just need to fix that nose. And a few other things. But mostly the nose.
There’s also a brand new project I want to do that I’m starting today.
It involves these canvases…
And at least half of a box full of old sketches. A lot of these date back to my high school days (oh god they look awful compared to now).
I intend on taking these sketches and a whole lot of Mod Podge to make collages on these canvases. I’ll post pictures as I work on them.
I might add on top of the collages once the old sketches are pasted on. Maybe I’ll paint some color into the sketches? Maybe I’ll draw on top of them? I haven’t decided yet. I’ll let it come to me as I work on it.
Also, I’m eternally grateful that my day job gives me discounts at the craft store. Not only that, but the Michael’s in my town is having a “3 for the price of 1” canvas sale (that’s why I got three canvases, as pictured above). Horray discounts!
So what personal projects are you working on? Let me know in the comments below! And also let me know in the comments what you think of these current works in progress.
Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you tomorrow!