"The owl teaches us how to tap into intuition
and to understand and trust subtle perceptions."
Below are some progression shots of my painting process today. I can't believe I actually remembered to stop a couple of times and take pictures!
One of my goals for the 30/30 was to get more proficient at painting eyes. I like to start my animal with their eyes. The eye can make or break a portrait. And if painted first, it's easy to wipe off on Yupo paper if not satisfied with it. Yesterday, I left the fox's eyes for later, which was a mistake. I was not 100% sold and was forced to keep them because it would have been a real hassle to wipe them back at that point. After some fiddling, I decided to keep them, especially since I didn't hate it.
Second Step - Put in mid-tones.
Third, the background was added with thick dark pigments.
|Owl Spirit - Full frame/ Uncropped|
Fourth, the painting is refined and detailed, mainly by taking pigment away with a damp brush.
I am really thrilled with all the new friends I've been meeting online.
All your awesome work has been inspiring me through the 30/30!
Your friendship, comments and feedback are keeping me pumped!!
I hope the magic is with you today.
Thanks for stopping by!