Prismacolor c.p. on Bristol smooth
I saw this picture and I just had to take a crack at it. It’s from a photo taken by mustcreate at wet canvas. My camera just didn’t do this painting justice. I tried to paint this with a vibrant and translucent feel and I accomplished that with some moderate success, but this was the best photo that I could get from my camera. Unfortunately, the camera didn’t hide the fact that I still need to work on my shadows, and I should have sharpened my pencil for the outside of the marbles. This is a great color practice. I just drew the marbles with a circle template and went to town.
I have another piece that I have ready to get started on and I’m really excited. It’s going to be in graphite which is a little more in my comfort zone, because I have been drawing in graphite for quite a while. I have this little theory that if I learn to draw and shade the rest is only color theory, support and technique. We’ll see. I am very lucky to have this opportunity to be able to draw to my hearts content, but I don’t believe I am taking the full advantage of my time. As much as I detest lists and structure I feel like I need it. I’m not saying that I will, I guess I’m saying I should. I don’t think it would take away from the pleasure that I get out of drawing, but there is alot of things that I want to learn. I would love to draw life studies (nudes) whenever I get over the fact that they are naked, portraits, pets of course, still life and landscapes . Basically If I see it, I want to be able draw or paint it. If I want to be able to accomplish all of these things then I need some sort of game plan. I think I could do it. Parents homeschool their children, why can’t I give myself a little (in)formal art instruction?