Friday, October 29, 2010

Juried In the Artists for Conservation

Hello Everyone!

I'm excited to announce that my Mountain Lion artwork titled "Reflections" has been accepted into the Artists for Conservation annual exhibition.

I am honored to have my artwork displayed with some of my favorite wildlife artists such as Robert Bateman, Terry Isaac, Val Warner and many more. If you are interested in seeing the virtual exhibition just click on this link:

Also... I thought I would let you know that I had to put the Raccoon on hold for now because I have a commission I'm working on. I'll post the progress on the commission soon.

Keep Scribbling,

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Raccoon - Work in Progress - 1

Hi All,

Well, here is a small update. I decided to put the background in first because the raccoon is so furry and the fur has to overlap the background.

The one thing I don't like about doing it this way is I really prefer to work on the animal so doing the background first tends to get boring for me. LOL

So far it is 100% colored pencil. I know I said I was going to use pastels but I don't know if I will. We'll have to wait and see how it goes.

I'm using predominantly Prismacolor colored pencils but have used one or two of the Derwent Colorsoft. When I lay down the layers on Suede board I put down the medium color first and then add the darks and lights on top of that. The size of the piece is 16" x 20 and I haven't come up with a title yet. If any of you have a good idea for a title let me know, I would appreciate the help.

If you should have any questions let me know, otherwise.... keep scribbling!