Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ostrich - WIP02

Hi All,

I'm moving along fairly slowly on this.  I have had a lot of distractions.  We were at a dog show for 4 days and when I got back I had lots of CPSA work I need to get done.  I do believe I will be able to get back in my studio tomorrow so hopefully I will have some more progress soon.

This Ostrich is really fun to do, he is quite the challenge though.  I used my Icarus board on the background and on the beak so far.  I also went back and drew in the white/light fuzzy hairs that go into the background using the Icarus board.  I just love that heated board because it allows me to add the white/light hairs into the background and they actually appear opaque.  It definitely gives you a feeling of painting at times.

I'm hoping I'm able to portray the inquisitiveness that this guy had.  He was so interested in my camera lens and was just about to peck at it.  He was totally in my face.  In fact... I think that is what I am going to title this piece.... "In Your Face".

Along with the Icarus board I'm using predominately Prismacolor pencils and a few of my favorite colors of the Derwent Colorsoft pencils.  They react quite nicely on the Icarus board.

I can't think of much more to say for now.  If you should have any questions or comments feel free to speak up.

Don't forget to Keep Scribbling!!


  1. Thanks for sharing your tips and wips Gemma! Just love it so far!!

  2. I love this!! I use the heated board as well and I love the way the colors can look like oils! How large is this piece?

  3. Oh thank you Dianna!! The piece is 16"x16". It's one great big head.... LMAO