artistmum_annie: made by jehnt (Sunday)
It's been a while since i've actually had a long, uninterrupted stretch of time to paint.  After dinner, I went ahead and finished a picture based on a story from the Enterprise Twitter RPG group that I'm a part of. I sketched it lightly in pencil on canvas board, did some of the outlining with black sumi-e ink and a bamboo pen, and filled in the colors with acrylic paint. Not too long ago, I bought some metallic acrylic paint and used it for highlights. I think it turned out pretty well...once I get a decent pic of it with the digital camera, I might post it here.

Then I did a picture of a bellydancer, also on canvas board, this time with watercolor pencils, with highlights with the metallic acrylic paint. Sometimes I like to experiment with mixing different kind of mediums and see what the effects are. Sometimes it works. Other times it doesn't, but when it does, it works out pretty well. I used a picture of an actual bellydancer to figure out body positioning and perspective, and based my picture on that  Figure drawing is still a challenge for me; I'm more used to doing landscapes, but you know the saying, "If at first you don't succeed..." At the very least, my portraits are getting a little better.

A friend of mine told me once that my paintings remind him of the brightly colored murals in Mexico. I tend to use a lot of warm colors like red, orange, and gold...if not as main colors, then for highlights.

I still have gold metallic paint on my hands and one of my fingernails on my left hand is green. Gotta still clean up. ;)


PS: One of my favorite icons, from the Stargate Atlantis episode "Sunday".


artistmum_annie: made by ivymae (Default)

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