Sunday, March 25, 2012

Onward ...

I left off here ...

 I have the moss "placed" but not finished as to depth and color.

I've started playing with the faces in the stump.
I am very much enjoying bringing out the faces from the amorphous shapes of color, and doing similar painting with the background. Now I must decide whether to leave the background woods soft and less intense, or to darken it. Also, something must be done with the lower right. But I'll bring the tree closer to completion before I decide.

This was Buddy, as sent to Anne, aka Ming the Merciless.

This was Anne's response.

Basically, I'm softening here, adding edges there, darkening, lifting, and adding a LOT of little tiny hairs. You can see where I've darkened the lower left side of his face and neck. Now I must soften, and bring a bit more of the darkened area towards the middle of his face. I am doing a lot of dry-brush, and am pleasantly surprised how it gives texture without looking streaky.

As ever, please feel most welcome to leave your comments.