Sunday, February 23, 2014

Still pushing values

Still keep pushing values at the same time trying defining the shapes in front ground. I started with 1.25" thin flat short brush and moved onto 1" one. But now changing to #8 flat brush, that I have more control.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Finally started workin on the landscape

It's been almost two months without any progress on this mountain scape. Today I finally started putting some colors on it. At this stage even the values are not right so I can't make shapes out of it but I'll keep pushing.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Filling Dark Background

I put another square in then filled dark part in the background. Before I put more lighter greens in, I'll put some colors on the body of the deer. For this particular piece, the color contrast would be less as well as value's.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Drawing the deer

I masked the smaller square and underpainted outside only. Then started drawing the deer. I'm planning to put another further smaller square on the top right corner overlapping with the current square. They would express some depth of air to this composition.
By the way this deer was at the parking lot at Hurricane Ridge. Most of people were gone at late afternoon and I was only one there at that time to take this photo.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Preparation for Oh Deer Series II

I haven't done anything artistically this month other than the marker drawing workshop 9 days ago. But I'm testing a different way of painting the side of canvas with the next Oh Deer Series. It's a square format (16x16) but taped the front edges and painted sides with Mars black acrylic paint. I'm not sure if this would work out but just trying a different way.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Marker Painting Workshop - Darrell Anderson

It's been more than a month since I updated the blog last time(last year!). Due to a trip to Japan, my January was very short and busy including CVG show delivery and preparation for PLG show this month.
Anyhow, I attended Darrell Anderson's [] one day marker painting workshop at Winslow Art Center on Bainbridge Island.

The key I understood was after making contour drawing (not filling any values) with a fine-point pen, filling values starting with #3(30%) dark marker and step up to #6, #8, just like watercolor painting's process. It took me a couple of trials to understand the process, which I'm not used to as an oil painter, but I started understanding how to accomplish value drawing (or painting, to me) with markers.

The while pen (Japanese Mitsubishi Uni-ball Signo) in the photo is supposed to be used for drawing on toned papers, but I tested with the one in the photo, which worked to. If you're interested you can sign on Darrell's blog site above to get any updates.