February 27, 2013

The Fly….Finished!!

I think I was at this point where I left off from the last Fly post.  It was now time to bring in water turbulence!!


I received some good tips about showing some water movement.  But it really didn’t come together for me until I added the water droplets.  Had to build up more skin tone.  (Both picture colors aren’t quite accurate).

What was driving me crazy was the shadow on the right arm as seen in the right photograph (I erased it twice because I preferred not to show it).  Since the cap and the face had shadows, it just made sense to continue that perspective.

Chel Fly

The original picture taken pre-digital. 

Cropped the image in pretty tight to sketch.  I wanted the drawing to be about the person not about the water.

Started this back in December.  Finally finished.  Still lots to learn about water though.


jinxxxygirl said...

I like it! i think you did a marvelous job on the water and the

Janet said...

You did a fantastic job on this piece. Water is something I've never attempted because it looks so difficult to do...but yours looks great.

Eden said...

Hi Deb! Hi Janet! Thanks for your kind words and as much as I like to be around water, I have the worst time replicating it!!

Anne Gratton said...

Stunning work!! well done!

Anonymous said...

You're amazing! Love looking at your WIP pix that you take.

I work in watercolor & I can't paint the movement of water. That irritates me.
Thanks for sharing,
Grandma Nancy Sapp

Eden said...

Thanks Anne and Nancy! Your kind comments mean a lot :)

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