Friday, October 30, 2020

Bobcat Running in the Snow - Work in Progress - 03


Snow Much Fun

Hi All,

I haven't had a chance to work much on the bobcat, mainly because I've been working on a few gifts for family members. I just finished crocheting a cute little baby blanket for my niece's first grandchild, that should be born mid November. The mother and father just loved the blanket, that always makes me feel good when their happy with the gift.

As for the bobcat.... I decided on a title, with a lot of help from all of you. This piece has been challenging but fun to do. Creating the snow has been the biggest challenge especially the scattered snow on top of the bobcat. I'm still working on some of what looks like it's done so hopefully you'll see some improvement on the next update.

Here's the info on this piece:

Title: "Snow Much Fun"
Medium: Colored Pencil on Clairefontaine Pastelmat Card
Size: 12" x 18"

I thought I would share with you a technique I used to do the snow on top of the bobcat. I created a powder from my watercolor pencils by grinding them with a tea strainer into a little cup. From there I added a bit of water by dipping my brush in water to create a somewhat thick paint. I then painted the snow on top of the fur of the bobcat. It was lots of fun playing with this technique, a whole new way to add light colors on top of dark colors with colored pencils. This is a technique I've used for a long time but I haven't done it in such a great quantity.

Keep Scribbling!

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