Wednesday, February 20, 2008

WIP - Background Underway

snow leopard drawing in progress
I am closing in on the 10-hour mark here. In the past couple days, I have started the rock and the black background. So far, the background has only two layers of 6B charcoal in a cross-hatch manner, blended with a tissue. I want to get it darker, so I will add more layers. I had planned on finishing the rock first, but I decided I needed to see the background to get a feel for the tones I am working with. The rock is done with graphite to give a harder, grayer feel. I added little pits at the bottom with the 6B graphite and started adding highlights with the kneaded eraser. I like how it's coming along, but it still has a lot more work to go.

1 comment:

The Flying Trilobite said...

Gorgeous. The ground almost looks like watercolour. You've got a soft touch.