Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Baby Turtle Finished
Here he is finished! You all know the drill. I will leave him up for a few days and do a little touching up and smoothing before it is put away. But, he is definitely finished enough to post. :) I didn't add that much sand (which is very hard to see in the photo), because it would be to distracting. It was definitely something new to work on a reference in a macro setting. It was a touch more difficult to get the details in such a small size work, so a little artistic license came into play on some of the details. It is also interesting to note how the shadows that surround the focal point become so blotchy looking. When looking at a photo, your eyes correct to see it more smooth. This could also be contributed to the dark skin tones of the hand. At any rate, it meant a lot of going back and darkening / smoothing of tones.
What's next? I have a commission that I need to get going on of two Yorkies. There will not be a background with these two. Haven't completely hashed out the composition yet, but the initial sketches will make that pull together. One of my son's hamsters, Gordy (I haven't drawn this one yet), has passed away. Thankfully, we have some photos of him being held. So, a special request has been made of me to immortalize this little guy in graphite. So it looks like there will be a lot of fur in my near future! :)