Sunday, May 29, 2011
Baby Turtle 4
As you can see, I have started the baby turtle. The fingers are all blended, and they were made darker to balance my values and not have such a "washed out" appearance. (The hand in the photo reference has a medium tan color.) The darkest shadows may get a little deeper before this one is finished. The little body of the turtle takes quite some time to render. I am taking it slowly. My hopes were to be close to completing this one over the long weekend. Unfortunately, I woke up Friday with a pulled muscle in my back. Grrrrr! This is the first time that my back has made it torture to sit at the drawing table. Even though the change is slight, I am happy with the darkening of the hand and the start to the turtle. I do not believe that I have ever reworked an object more than this hand. It makes me think that I should have began with the turtle. The darkness of the turtle is what sets the tone for the rest of the drawing. Lesson learned!