February 12, 2013

The Fly….Resumes


Well….it’s about time that I resumed my work on this.  I tell ya….that Hand Jeans drawing took a lot out of me.  I was totally engrossed in it…..then after it was done I felt like a lost puppy.  Good thing my husband got me hooked on a Net Flix series, a welcome relief.

Since I was the type of kid that ate my mashed potatoes first, then my meat, then my fruit, etc  I’ve carried that over into my drawing.  It was time to compartmentalize the water reflection.

So glad I blocked that reflective area out with rubber cement.  I removed the cement and started to work the skin-tone colors in horizontally.  Line after line.  It took me awhile to see what I should do.  It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.  Had to shrink that white area down a lot.

My calm water is much darker than the picture, but it was the only way I knew to enhance the reflection.


The tricky part for me is…..to not just “shadow” the figures background.  You know how shadows appear behind someone when there is a wall.  Well, that won’t fly with this, I’ve got to match the left water colors with the right. 

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