Friday, June 29, 2012

The Nestling Continues ...

I've deepened colors in the bird

Removed the masking, and added the shadows, and am having a re-think about how dark I want to go with the bird.  My gut feeling is to leave it bright, and just add some shadows and feather details. I'd like to keep the essence of my vision of the swallows as such a bright, beautiful little bird, swooping through the air.

I posted this for some levity, to balance the posting. This is Fat Bastard with his feet propped up, leaning on his backside.  I don't have a lot of experience with chinchillas other than mine, but I've never seen or heard of one doing this.

As always, your comments are most welcome. 

More on the Nestling ...

In the above two photos, I have deepened some of the hues, using some odd combinations - like quin. violet and brown madder for the leg, and quin. siena on the belly.

I am into the darks now. On the bird, I am using various combinations of quin. pink, quin. burnt orange and indanthrone.  For the shadows, I will use my favorite - quin. burnt orange, quin. violet and indanthrone. But I think it's time for a break, and some play-time with Bruno. :)

As always, your comments are so welcome.