Friday, June 5, 2015

2015 | Day 156 (part two)

Day One Hundred Fifty-Six (part two)

If you know me, you know how much I hate to paint and the lengths I go to in order to avoid it.  Then when I finally actually paint, I hold my breath and I am so shaky by the time I am done I need a Xanax...sheesh.  Well, that's where I am right now.

I finally fixed BiteYou's edges and half-decided on the look for his eyes.  In order to commit to his eyes paint I used colored pencils on a couple of print outs I made for myself to practice on.  I wish the act of painting was as simple as the colored pencil attempts.  Anyway -- for now, here is what I ended up with.  I will need to put another layer of Payne's Gray on the inside of his eyes.  I know for sure that I don't want to add the white highlights at end.  Yeah, it probably would look better, but it is just not me.  I am just thrilled I got this far.

The first example was my starting point, next on the top right is a deeper brown inside with original brown edge.  Bottom left is like a black or dark gray "wash" over the inside of the eye with the original brown edge.  Bottom right is a black inside and a painted over white edge.
This is where he is right now -- mostly the bottom right example except I also left a very thin ring of the original brown inside of the white edge with Payne's Gray on the very inside...they will need another layer of Payne's Gray -- if they stay like this.

I suppose I could change my mind and re-paint his eyes with my first thought -- the deeper brown inside of the original brown white circle...but, whoa -- I SO need a break right about now!

2015 | Day 156

Day One Hundred Fifty-Six

Well, I suppose I might as well get used to the (apparent) fact that I am no longer doing a daily blog -- this year anyway.  I miss the discipline of the daily posts but things are different this year and that is just how it is.

This morning I am beginning to rework the cat girl.  I want to try to get her to look more "finished" than she used to.  I also want her to be a stand-alone character rather than be connected to Chime Cat.  Originally I tried to make her look like a resident of Cloud City (the place Chime Cat was visiting).  Her skirt and tail were meant to look like clouds and a sky.  For this incarnation she will have her own story.  She also gets glass taxidermy eyes this time around.

Today I am working on "aiming" the glass eyes.  I will need to do more plaster cloth reconstruction on her face but this is my first stopping/drying point.  She won't be even close to perfect but I am enjoying the learning progress/process that goes along with working with what I've got.

Here is her "before" look from late January, 2012.

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