Sunday, September 18, 2011

Almost done

 Been a productive weekend ... this is the Macaw ... nearly finished now.

I thought I would go through what I had done, but am too tired ... some of the steps are shown below.   I might come edit it in the next few days and put in more of the base layer photos.

I am really happy how he pops off the page.   You know, I really didn't know that I could draw like this - well I knew I could draw - but not like this with coloured pencils ... I really do love it a lot - very satisfying.
Enjoy.  Jane
 Beak finished, doing more layering on the feather areas.   The beak has maybe 10 layers of colour.
 More layering on the feathered areas ... I ended up putting about 12 layers down.
 The black chest feathers are done and I am starting to put the feather details in on the orange/green areas.  Also more on the face ... lots of wrinkles on that face.
 A close up of the nearly finished pic...forgot to turn the flash off so the beak/face looks a bit washed out.
My work space

3 comments:

  1. I just love your macaw! He is so realistic looking. It's amazing how you are able to get the tiny feathers to look so real.

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  2. Wow. You got him done fast, and he's gorgeous

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  3. Beautiful job on your macaw! I had no idea that colored pencils could be so vibrant looking.

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