Thursday, January 14, 2010

Rooster WIP #2


Here's an update on the rooster. I can't get the darks as dark as I'd like on this piece. There must be something I don't know about cp's yet. Will have to do some trial and error stuff. In the photo, things aren't quite true either. The lower shadow is darker and the upper corner is slightly lighter! Don't know how or what the camera sees or why, but ah, well...
This fellow is my evening project. :-)

4 comments:

Barbara A. Freeman said...

He looks great Carol. Yes, darks can be difficult in cps. It's a matter of layers and sometime color choice. There are so many new colors now that I'm not as familiar with. I know Indigo is a good one to use for darks, but it can get a bloom. Tuscan Red used to also be a good dark to layer with. You could do a test run to see if it makes any difference. But he looks good as is to me. Funny thing, I'm working on two chickens right now in acrylic! Having some mouse (computer kind) problems, so haven't been able to blog lately, but getting more painting time in.

DEB said...

This fellow is very handsome! What I do sometimes to get CP's darker - I'll block the area in burnt umber or pthalo blue or green, and then use the CP over it. I use acrylics for the block, but lately I'm into gouache, because it grabs the pencil better.

Carol Andre' said...

Thanks Barbara and Deb. Yes, Deb, I had actually been thinking the same thing- to base in my darks with another medium. Appreciate the comments immensely.
Sorry I can't read the other comment, hope you enjoyed my blog.

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