Thursday, 29 November 2007

More Work in Progress.

Just a quick update on the painting of my cat; I hadn't done any work on it for a while, but found time today to do a few hours. The results of which can be seen below. Unfortunately the scan has desaturated a lot of the colours and messed up the contrast (as with the previous images on this blog). But in real life it is looking pretty good! Honest.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Work In Progress.

Here are two early scans of a painting I have started based on the sketch in my last post.

The first is the result of 30 minutes of quick blocking in of colour. I'm using Acrylic paint.

It was after this that I realised that I needed guns. Lots of guns. I mean brushes, lots of brushes. More specifically; some fine-tipped brushes with which to apply the detail.

So after a trip to WHSmith I continued for another couple of hours, adding some more definition and getting the colours closer to real life, as shown in the second image.

With reflection, the (main) eye doesn't look quite right, it's the wrong shape, which I think is the fault of the initial layout sketch. It will be the first thing I attempt to correct when I resume painting.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007


... Are what I have been mostly drawing of late. More specifically, my own cats. I've taken the opportunity to do some quick, small observed drawings whilst they kip. Usually around 23 hours a day.

I've also done a more detailed drawing as prep/practice for a painting I intend to start soon.