Join me on my journey as I create visual art in various media including acrylic, pastel, pencil, watercolor, and mixed media as well as ceramics and needle felting. I am also writing and illustrating a children's picture storybook. Regardless of the medium, my subject is nearly always animals!
Friday, February 26, 2016
Fluffing up the Groundhogs
Now I've done more work on the groundhogs. I added the next layer of texture to the fur. First, I glazed over the animals to create a sense of form by deepening the colors in the shadows. I used mixtures of Payne's Grey/Van Dyck Brown and Ultramarine Blue/Burnt Umber. The mixture is the cooler on and the second is the warmer one. Then I added another layer of the tiny texture strokes. I used the same method - glaze then detail - to model the faces.