Friday, July 08, 2016

Still doesn't have a Title

I put down base colours on the eagle. It is very rough and just putting the basic colours down to have a rough idea where the light and darks are.

I then took a blender to it all to smooth the colours out. I did try to follow the shape of any feathers I will be drawing later, but at this stage it not that  important that everything is in the right spot.

Finished blending the base colours and now to add the feather details. Like with most types of painting, it does help to have a basic tone down first to help with future shading. I do find its harder to work with a completely white canvas, whether that is a digital canvas or a fabric one.


17 comments:

Fran said...

Looks to be a winner!

Giggles said...

Very impressive work!! Just stunning!

Hugs Giggles

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks Fran :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you :)

Michelle B. Hendry said...

He looks like he waiting for something?

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

I think he was getting annoyed at all the people walking by lol, looking for an escape route maybe lol :)

Carol said...

OH! It will be stunning when finished ♥ I love watching progress shots.

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Jennifer,
I agree with "Giggles". It's a fabulous painting and reinforces why humans often think of raptors as noble birds. Personally, I think you could get rich just painting eagles and hawks. It looks alive!
Have a good week.
Sincerely,
Gary

June Walker said...

Beautiful work. You captured its intense stare.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks Carol :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks Gary :) Wish I could just make money off of painting birds, would love to :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

Thanks June :)

denthe said...

You captured the look on its face perfectly. Just wondering what you're making this with, since you talk about a blender. It's not coloured pencils as far as I can tell, maybe copics? the result is stunning.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you :)
Its actually digital with corel painter, using an oil brush and then blended :)

RH Carpenter said...

This is going to be amazing when you put in the feathers - that eye is perfect!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks Rhonda :) hopefully add some feathers later today :)

Shashi Nayagam said...

It is looking great I look forward to seeing it finished