Monday, November 26, 2012
This picture is a glimpse of a piece I'm working on over a pile of crystals in my living room. Sam went mining in the Nevada desert and came back with two cases full of quartz crystals. They have a strong ability to heal and beckon creative spirits. I must say painting on a pile of these babies helped my focus and really moved the painting of the fur and detail quite nicely. I had to be careful not to over do it, once you lay down a wash of watercolor, there's no gettin the same luminosity if you layer too much paint.
River dragon channeling light; swimming with the current, charging a crystal in the sun. I'm fond of this idea! First I draw freehand on the canvas, from a selected sketch. Then I outline everything with my brush using acrylic paint. The rest of the coloring happens in between the lines, this is how I keep the detail on a large piece.
Still in process, there is much to do from this point. This is just showing my basic steps.
Here are the final drawings for a tattoo design of the mother earth goddess, this piece will likely be rendered further on canvas and turned into a painting.
A commission for a lovely woman from a secret admirer.