Saturday, February 27, 2010

Black on black



I think this is nearing completion.  Another session and it should be done.

Getting a scan or photograph of black paper is so difficult.  I will try a photo in daylight tomorrow, however this scan is fairly true to colour, but the values I just can't get quite right.

Once this is finished, I can get back to some projects waiting in the wings and finalize a grant application that is due soon.  The amount of administration and marketing work that butts up against the process of drawing is always amazing and always more time consuming than I anticipate.

Rhonda Carpenter in her blog Watercolor and Words has generously given me  a Sunshine Award.  What could be better than some sunshine in February?  Thank you Rhonda for your generosity.

4 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Very beautiful. Your latest cats are great. Love the tutorial, too. You are soooo energetic. Inspiration for me.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wow! "Black" on black. I love seeing all the color in there. Great capture of this one's personality!

Yes, admin and non-art stuff sure do eat into the creative time. Good luck with all of that so you can get back to the important part!

RHCarpenter said...

I imagine the black on black is giving the camera fits but it looks really good here - dark and mysterious and very beautifully painted/drawn (I've always wondered by colored pencil artists call their work paintings?). Still love returning to the little duckling, too - so cute!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Jo. I don't know about energy, I just had a long snooze on the sofa!

Black on black is a challenge Elizabeth, but always fun to see what appears out of the darkness.

Slowly working my way through the administration side of art.

Rhonda, getting a decent image of something on black paper is a nightmare! Paintings, drawings....everyone has their own terminilogy with cp. I always consider them drawings personally, but can run over into the paint-like realm when you add enough layers to give it that look.

Yes, the little duckling is sweet isn't he? I always love hatching them out then I get to play with them.