Monday, March 30, 2009

Weaver - Stage 1

approx. 8 x 10
Prismacolor on Bristol Vellum

This is a drawing of my friend's dog, Weaver. This isn't finished because it needs a few more layers of color, and the ground needs to be finished so that you can see his feet. This is not really what I would consider the first stage, but it's the first stage that I will post. The first stage would be a really light layer of color to establish the base color map (I call it) and fur direction.
I've read where and I've seen how black dulls color, but there are times when black is appropriate. Complementary or analagous colors are often used by artists to create shading and shadows.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Zoie II

Zoie II
3.5 x 5
Prismacolor & Derwent
on Bristol Vellum

I drew this version of my Silky Terrier, Zoie, specifically for my son. The actual drawing didn't show as much of the paper through the pencil strokes in the background as the scanned version. I edited it in a graphics program to blur the background a bit using a depth-of-field filter. This filter is usually used on photographs, but I wanted to see how well it worked on this while trying to smooth the scanned version a bit. I also added a bit to the overall texture of this version using a paper texture filter.