Posts Tagged ‘painting progress’

Monkey and Bulldog Models- Day 9

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

So the painting is “done”.


“Done” is in quotes because even after I photographed this, I saw something that needed fixing. I made a smoother value transition in the upper left corner of Jon’s shirt. The tricky thing about acrylics is that they look lighter when they are wet, so what looks like a smooth transition now might actually not be. So I will have to wait until later to see if I’ve actually solved the problem. I have to wait until later to actually put it on my scanner, since the paint is still sticky. Ultimately, photos of the painting just aren’t clear enough to use for my product page, so I’ll have to scan it. I think even if that value transition isn’t quite right, I will stop working on this. I’m never going to be completely satisfied with it, but eventually you have to just accept it as it is and move on. See Finished Painting.

Monkey and Bulldog Models- Day 7

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

I’ve finished Loretta, and just barely started Jon:


I’ve changed my mind about putting this unfinished painting up as the product image. Maybe in a few days. I guess I’m only half done somehow…

Monkey and Bulldog Models- Day 6

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

I am now 90% done with Loretta:


Really, all I have left is the hair. I wish I had more time to work on it. I’m thinking I will start using this as the image on the Monkey and Bulldog product page once Loretta is done, even though Jon will still be a pencil sketch.

Monkey and Bulldog Models- Day 5

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

I’m starting into the shirt now:


This is probably going to take a while…

Monkey and Bulldog Models- Day 4

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Not much to say except that I got a little more done today:


Now that I am getting the hang of these Golden Open paints, I’m beginning to appreciate their benefits. For one thing, the paints in my palette don’t dry up, so I am not wasting paint. That’s a real plus, as these paints aren’t cheap. It also saves valuable seconds when I sit down to paint because I don’t have to set up the palette each time.

Pterodactyl Birdcage Painting-Day 6

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008


Pterodactyl Birdcage Painting-Day 5

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

I just didn’t get enough done on day 4 to post the progress. But now I’m gettin’ somewhere:


Pterodactyl Birdcage Painting-Day 3

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Started the painting:


Pterodactyl Birdcage Painting-Day 2

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Finished with pencil sketch:


Pterodactyl Birdcage Painting-Day 1

Monday, July 28th, 2008

About halfway finished with pencil sketch: