This is my first attempt at painting with acrylic on wood panel. Makes sense as my hubby is a cabinet maker, lots of spare wood. I like the grain of the wood. How it can be used to look like skin. It's a nice smooth surface & if I cock up I can just sand it off. Liking this new colour palette - will be a few more of these coming up!
Sunday, 6 July 2014
Friday, 30 May 2014
The best way to improve on my drawing skills are quick sketches. I don't plan so there is no fear of messing up or doing too much. I'm learning to just go for it & they're getting better (thankfully). Getting the pose/composition right is hard & most are too awful to post!!
Thursday, 27 March 2014
I'm pleased to have this one finished. It's been on & off. I'm now over it! Shading & light is a whole new world to explore. Goodness knows why I decided on the blu mountains background. Her sunglasses work well but I'm not too happy about her hand. I over worked it & need to know when to stop. Love the anchor tattoo tho
Wow, this took me over 15hrs. The work on the flowers & her top made me go cross eyed at times. I'm really happy with the result tho. I find side profiles difficult & this one was a success. Not so happy with the bird. I love bird illustrations but mine never come out that well....ah well, must try harder!