Watercolor Washes for the Pileated Woodpecker

April 13, 2014 § 2 Comments

This is the next stage as I finally get to laying in the watercolor washes for the pileated woodpecker.  It was seen in my daughter and son in law’s yard feeding on insects from a dead tree stump.  I will add colored pencil IMG_4201as the final step to give greater depth, nuances, and hue to the contour with washes.  I’m hoping that this combination will allow my drawing to become more free.  I see it is still a work in process!! 

Final Version of Edie; Colored Pencil over Watercolor Washes

March 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

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This is the final version of Edie; a drawing for Deviant Art.  I previously posted the contour or line drawing and the contour supported by watercolor washes.  This last stage entails layering colored pencil over the watercolor to give the drawing added impact.  I am struck by how sweet this puppy is!!  What kind eyes she has!!

Watercolor Washes for the Drawing of Edie

February 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

ImageThis is the next stage in a drawing of Edie for Deviant Art; a show designed to bring attention to the wonderful nature of Pit Bulls and Rotties.  Here, I’ve created under layers of watercolor washes to the colored pencil that will come next.  You learn so much about the nature of the dog after drawing her.  I now see so clearly her loving personality through her eyes and the power of the dog by the shape of the skull under that fur.  Edie’s yin and yang face provides that balance we seek as we see the lights in the dark half and lights in the dark.  Still plugging away.  Next comes the colored pencil!!

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