Friday, August 31, 2007

Mystery Plant #2 Solved??

The mystery plant from this post has flowered. Gorgeous colours that really do not show up all that well with a photo. I am pretty sure that Leslie correctly identified it as a Gaillardia. So far only one bud has opened, the others look very small and if the weather gets cold fast than I think they might never open.

Ok so here is the start of the Shire work in progress that I have been saying I was going to post here. This is the line art which looks very odd without any colour and those empty spaces on the mares face are going to be a space to put her forelock, which was over a foot long.

And here is the eye on the foal pretty much finished. I try to get the eyes done first and make sure that they look all right and as lifelike as possible before going on to the rest. If I can't get the eyes looking right, the rest of the animal just doesn't look realistic enough.

This is definitely not going to be a quick WIP. When I work with Stonehenge paper its a very slow colouring process. I might just get fed up with it, transfer it to Canson Mi-Tientes paper. I could always make pretty colourful paper airplanes out of the Stonehenge if I did. :)

Todays Scottish word:
1) neebur

Answer to Yesterdays Scottish word:
1) burn means stream or a brook.

4 comments:

leslie said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaillardia
I don't know...That's a spectacular flower, but I'm not sure now.

leslie said...

I do the eyes first, too! No sense in putting in a lot of work, and having the eyes not pan out.

leslie said...

neebur; the damned sticker plant seed that gets on yer pants when you go hiking...neebur.

Jennifer Rose said...

Hmmm yeah I guess it might not be that flower....it might remain a mystery. lol

lol nope not what neebur means :) hmmm I am going to have to see if there is a word for that sticky seed.

yeah exactly. Its always a pain to have everything look perfect and than have the eyes get screwed up.