Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Shires on Black WIP #3

Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip

Added the headcollar to the young horse. It looks so much better now that the empty spaces are filled up, his head doesn't look so oddly angled. I still need to add a few shadows to the headcollar, and fix the thickness of a part of it that lays against his nose.

I am including a few close-ups so that a person can see the texture of the paper and try to see how the colours blend together. In the close-up of the collar, you can see how little colours are actually used. I think I used 4 different shades of blue with a bit of brown to try to make it look a little dirty, and 3 greys for the metal parts. Once there is about 3 layers down, the pencils start to blend together like I was using a colourless blender, but there is less wax bloom happening.

In both of these you can see the directions of the pencil strokes, which go along way in making the horse look realistic. Normally you might not see the horse's eyelashes, but in this case I left them in and made them really light, to try to make the foal look younger (not sure if it worked).

Todays Scottish word:
1) peerie

Answer to yesterdays Scottish word:
1) ahint means behind

And if I had of know a few days ago that today was Talk Like a Pirate Day, I would have tried to find a pirate hat and worn it around town. :)

Shires #1
Shires #2


pencilwizard said...

This is coming along so well....I love working on black,but find the stonehenge paper really difficult, so methinks I will give Murano a try.

Jennifer Rose said...

Thank you :)
I'm glad that you are going to try the Murano paper, hopefully you like it. :)