Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Baby Turtle Cont.
As you can see by the date, I took a little hiatus from drawing. It does feel good to be back at the drawing board again... refreshed! :) The fingers in the drawing are starting to be mapped in. They will be out-of-focus for the most part. The hand is pretty tan, so once the blending starts, I will be deepening the shadows and skin tone more. It was tempting to start on the crisp clean lines of the turtle first, but I decided to try a left to right approach. Part of this decision was due to it being such a pain in the last drawing to put the background around the already drawnYorkie. Also, I wanted to make sure that I could get the right amount of blur in the fingers first. My mind has a terrible habit of directing my hands to draw out-of-focus objects in focus. This little talent comes in handy when working with a bad photo, but not so good :( when I am working on a blurry background. I will complete the work over the top of the turtle before adding him in. He has little bits of sand on his body that should make for a tedious challenge, and I do not want to risk smudging him. ;)