February 4, 2015

The making of a Diver…..Wrap Up



The making of a DIVER….drawing style.  This only took me one year to complete!  First post here back in Feb 2014.



I started out having the diver in a blue suit.



Then in March after my daughters college Swim & Dive championship….I decided to make the suit fit her team colors.  Wasn’t sure where I was going with that choice, but it seemed the right one at the time.

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After putting the drawing aside for a few months….I’d pull it out for a day or two and darken the colors.

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Then I’d forget about it for awhile.

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I think I figured out why I slacked off so much…..I was only working with 2 colors….Skin-tone and Green.  And boredom set in.

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I even pulled out my anthropologie swim glass to keep my motivation up!  It seemed to help Smile



Since these babies can start taking over a room fast, at 22x30 inches.  I kept the framing simple.  Purchased a premade frame during the half off sale and framed it without the mat. She’s not my proudest piece…but I’m glad that she is done.  I must say, if I drew a diver that I knew then I’d feel differently about this piece.  But I gotta practice somewhere and my photography skills are a bit weak Smile

4 comments:

Bevie Sams said...

It was great visiting your awesome blog dear, love that you shared this great paintings progress...wishing you a very beautiful day, blessings as well...Bevie

Eden said...

Thank you for visiting and saying such nice things @Bevie Have a nice weekend :)

Trece said...

Beautiful job, Eden! You really are growing your skills!

Eden said...

Hi @Trece and thank YOU :)

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