I’ve made some good progress on the “Bear Beast/Pipe Fetish” commission. Should be finishing it up today or tomorrow. It’s a little tricky because I’m having to use small brushes…soft small brushes that is. I prefer stiffer bristles for oil. Note to self….pick up some small “Stiff” brushes! Anyway, I had hoped to keep the pallete a little more simple, but there are many different gradients in the flesh of the reference study I created prior to actually putting paint to paper….I paint from observation mainly…so the various tones are showing up in actual painting.
I started doing daily “Warm up” pieces again prior to studio work. I had forgotten how well these loosen me up prior to studio work. Here are a couple.
Also, in my free time, I made a rather retarded, but well produced video short featuring the “Studies for upcoming oils” that I blogged about last week. I always try to make my videos fun, so give it look and feel free to tell me what you think.
Until next time,