Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Beginning for Cindy, the Ewok

Miss Cindy, looking every inch the Ewok

My sketch
Masked, with 1st couple of washes
   Having finally completed the other commission, I could now start on Cindy. I want a somewhat warm, grassy background, that does not overwhelm with detail, as her hair is quite textured. So, I started with a fairly even wash of aureolin. When dry, I did some sponging with quite dilute puddles of quin. gold, quin. burnt orange, and indanthrone blue. I then glazed over that with a mix of quin. gold and phthalo green. This is where I am right now, and debating whether the background has adequate intensity. Mind you, with a textured background, it's easier to play with, without having to worry so much about mucking up a smooth glaze.
   ... to be continued.


  1. This is such a cute dog and it appears that you have a great start. I am anxious to see the finished product. The close-up tulip is absolutely beautiful - the intense colors in the background really make the flower pop.

  2. It's going to be fantastic! And your sketch is beautiful and full of life. :)