Friday, September 27, 2019

Mountain Lion, with Aspen Tree, WIP-04, Finished!

Well..... I'm calling this one done!
Title: "A Sudden Encounter"
Size: 26" x 18"
Medium: 100% Colored Pencil
Substrate: Clairfontaine Pastelmat Card
If you have any questions or comments don't hesitate to speak up.
Keep Scribbling!

"A Sudden Encounter"

Closeup of "A Sudden Encounter"

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Mountain Lion, with Aspen Tree, WIP-03

Hello All,

Well...... I'm getting close to finishing this piece. I only have the mountain lion's right arm and and right side behind the tree to do. Then I will do some editing/fixing things, that I think I may have to do. I find it helps me to see the piece in a whole new light when it's posted on the computer. It causes you to look at it in a whole different way and really helps to see the little things you may have missed or just needs fixing.

Here are the details of the piece:
medium: Colored Pencils
surface: Clairefontaine Pastelmat Card,
size: 26" x 18"

I haven't decided on a title yet, but I do have a few in mind, here are some of my thoughts on a title:

"The Art of Survival"
"The Lookout"
"Center of Attention"
"The Silent Sentinel"
"A Sudden Encounter"
"Behind the Scenes"

What are your thoughts on these titles? Don't forget to keep scribbling

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

International Artist Magazine Article

Hi All,

I got a package today in the mail, I was so excited when I opened it up. I've been waiting to announce this fantastic news! What I got in the mail was 10 copies of International Artist Magazine, the October/November issue... you ask why???? Why, 10 copies.... well, because I have an article in this magazine about my art and how I create my art. It had a 10 page article of how I created my wolves titled: Spirit Animals - Alpha Pair. This has been a life long dream of mine, I have always wanted to have my art featured in a major art magazine and here it is, wow! Here are the images of my article. 
If any of you should have any questions about this issue just let me know. Don't forget to keep scribbling!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Mountain Lion, With Aspen Tree - WIP-02

Hi All,

Here's an update to the Mountain Lion with the Aspen Tree. I didn't like the background I had before so I added more blue to the whole background. I also finished the upper part of the Aspen Tree and added the Cougars two paws. I still need to refine the paws but for now this is what I have so far. 

For those of you who didn't see the previous post... I took the reference photo while I was in Montana in January of 2018. It was really cold but soooo worth the trip in the snow to get this photo of a life time. I just love it when I'm able to get that one shot that I had no idea I was going to be able to get. To me.... going out and taking the photos is just as much a part of total creation of the final artwork. I love, love, love, taking the photos, then examining all of them and then coming up with that composition which is unique and totally my own.

The final artwork will be 26" x 18", it's done on Clairfontaine Pastelmat Card and done with 100% Colored Pencils. I tend to use a variety of pencil brands both wax based and oil based pencils. I also like to use solvent to help blend and also brushing with a scrubber brush to blend. I then, like to use a ceramic utility knife to scratch out some of the lighter hairs. I haven't added the whiskers yet because I wait to do those at the end.

If you should have any questions or comments don't hesitate to speak up.
Don't forget to keep Scribbling!