Thursday, October 14, 2010
The Sun Shines on Patches
After that, I continued working on Patches herself, adding to and refining what I did yesterday then focusing on the right side of her face which I didn't get to before. I worked on her nose, changing the color to add a brownish-red tone and adding a few shadows and highlights to better suggest the right eye. A little brighter red added color to her collar and tag.
I don't think she looks sad any more. To me, she has a sweet, somewhat searching look. Perhaps she's wondering what I'm doing! The muzzle and mouth still needs work so perhaps she will change her expression again.
When I looked at the painting last night the lower left corner bothered me so I changed the line of her back to raise it a bit. The new part of her back will need more work tomorrow to better integrate it into the rest of her body.
Patches is a little sweetheart, and tomorrow the sun will shine more brightly on her!