Thursday, April 22, 2010
Masai update II
Here's another small update. I'm starting to model the shapes and colours in the face and head as well as define the beads. I'm hopping around with the beads, never being as methodical as I should be. However, coloured pencil doesn't often smear and I do use a hand guard so I'm not too worried about it.
I'm trying to fit in as much as I can on this piece this week as next week my time will be limited for drawing. I have other ideas brewing in my head as well for other pieces and while I am not rushing this piece, I also want to complete it in a reasonable time frame. I also know that I can get distracted easily when it isn't a commission.
I quite dislike the close views of images on screen as they don't usually come across as they ever would in real life. With this piece, the colours from a distance look so entirely different than when I'm working inches away from it. No photographic tricks can provide that perspective unfortunately.
Mi-tientes is designed for pastel or charcoal and has a reasonable tooth. I am using the smooth side as the textured side I consider very unpleasant and detracting from any image. The smooth side doesn't have much tooth so I'm trying to make my layers light and think carefully in terms of colours so I get values in place before losing tooth.