Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ostrich - WIP

Hi All,

Here's the reference photo I'm using to create my next piece.  This photo what taken while we were in Arizona at a place called "Out of Africa".  When I took this picture this guy was just about to peck my lens, he got very close.

This piece will be done with 100% Colored Pencils on UArt Sanded Surface, the 600 grit.  The finished piece will be 16" x 16" and I plan on using this exact composition so it will be one really big face, LOL.

Keep checking back and don't for get to keep scribbling!!  Gemma

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Racoon - WIP - Final

Hello All,

After studying this piece on the computer I found a few things I didn't like about it so I tweaked it a bit.

So...........  Here's my final piece.  If you are wondering what was bothering..... I found that the front, back leg seemed to be coming forward a bit.  So I worked that a bit to push it back.

Keep Scribbling!  Gemma

Monday, February 21, 2011

Raccoon - Work in Progress - 7

Hi All,

Well..... I finally finished this guy.  I'm pretty happy with the way he came out.  As I mentioned before he was done on Suede mat board, using predominantly Prismacolor pencils, some Derwent Colorsoft and some pastels (not to much pastel though).  The size is 16" x 20".

I'm still not sure what I'm going to title this piece so I'm still thinking on that.  I haven't heard of any suggestions from anyone so if you can think of something, please let me know. 

If any of you should have any questions or comments please speak up.  And..... I really really do need some help with a title.

Thanks for watching this Work In Progress.... and don't forget..... Keep Scribbling!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Raccoon - Work in Progress - 6

Hi All,

I know this seems to be going kind of slow..... again.... LOL.  But, I have been very busy with the dog show stuff, my CPSA volunteer job and life in general.

Here's another update.  I'm continuing on with the same pallet.  A little bit of pastel, here and there but predominantly Colored Pencil.  I am using Prismacolor pencils and some Derwent Colorsoft Pencils.

I'm fairly pleased with the way this little guy is coming out.  I hope to have him done so I can enter him in either the Artists for Conservation Exhibition or the Society of Animal Artists Exhibition.  

This week I do have lots of other things going on so I may not have an update for a week or so but hopefully I can get some time in the evenings on this guy.  

If any of you have a suggestion for a title of this piece I would really appreciate your input.  I was thinking of calling it "Hanging in There" but I'm not real sure of that title.

Let me know what you think and if you have a suggestion for a title.  
Keep Scribbling,

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Raccoon - Work in Progress - 5

Hello Everyone,

 Here's another update on this little guy.  I'm fairly pleased with the way he is coming out so farThis really isn't a good stage to share because the difference in hair color really doesn't make sense.  If you refer to the reference photo I posted earlier it will make better senseThe lighter redish color on his fur is due to the sunlight.

I don't really have much more to say or share with you so if you should have questions let me know.

Keep Scribbling!!!!