Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Painting the Tiger
Next I worked on the tiger. This was pretty straight-forward, but with lots of little fur strokes. One interesting thing is that I decided to make his eyes blue. White tigers have blue eyes, but the regular orange colored ones have orangey - brown eyes. I thought the blue eyes would add a nice touch of mystery.
I glued the flower drawings on the panel partway through the process of painting the background, so they had a lot of color (background color, that is) already on them when I began detailing them. I painted them with sideloads of white and other mixes that were both lighter and darker than the background. When I was done, I painted the gold scroll work.
Something about the flowers bothered me, though. I put the painting next to the TV so that I could keep looking at it through the evening, hoping that I would see what the problem was.