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!

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