October 22nd, 2007

2013 Nano Winner

Day 22

How to Draw an Eye in Conte Crayon featuring a copy of one of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings done by me in sanguine, and this, my self portrait of my own eye from a phone-cam shot.

I managed to get good lighting from the side for the reference photo, sorry I don't have the cord or software to upload the photo too but it wasn't that great other than the eye. I'd have to crop it because my chin cut off half through and so did a lot of my forehead, funny composition on the photo. But that's okay, I managed to get my eye recognizable. So here's lookin at ya!

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Day 22

This week: BICYCLES (why bicycles? Read here)

Day 22

Day 22 - After the layer of Golden’s Absorbent Ground (Canvas) was dry - thank you, heat gun - I applied a wash of Anthraquinone Blue and Cad Yellow Orange. I glued down the image first and added some partial circles to reinforce the wheel shapes on the right hand side. I scudded in some Titanium White on the left side and dried with the heat gun to create some more bubbly texture. I glued the wordstring ("the hiss of spinning wheels on a blacktop roadway") and did a wash of blue to integrate it into its surroundings. After adding a couple more circles on the right, I troweled in some white as well picking up highlights with blue and yellow on the bubbly parts. Reinforced some of the marks from the original collage at the bottom as well as elongating the wordstring strip of paper. The image was looking sort of lonely so I added some dots and lines to make the composition a bit more cohesive. This is quite a bit brighter than I normally work and I really resisted adding some black or muddying everything with a coat of Quin Gold.
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day 22

another quick and relatively easy layout.
i need to print out a bunch of photos to prep for this Saturday's all day crop.
hopefully, i'll be as productive there as i have been all month.
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Day Twenty Two

I'm sorry for the large file size again.  There is so much detail I couldn't bear to size it down any further.  The detail in the full size image is amazing.... I could crop it a hundred different ways and never be able to pick a favorite.
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This is **NOT** Art, this is cruelty!

I haven't had a chance to do anything today, since it's our first day of driving in Madison...though I am doing a little sketching/doodle thingie right now...

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A little more on day 22

It's the pencil sketch for my Osprey ACEO, which I think I'm going to do in Derwent Drawing Pencils since those have all the fine neutral and muted colors needed to do this bird. First of a set of three raptors, portrait heads of birds of prey. I wanted to do more ACEOs but I think I want to do them in theme groups of three.