Below are assorted projects I’m currently working on.
4/7 – Hello. I’ve been busy this past week working on a new tutorial and trying to get the Ford artwork done. Other than that, things have been quiet and boring. Nothing new there. 🙂
FYI – I’m not online everyday. All of my blogs, youtube videos, and youtube community posts are set up on a scheduler, so they go public automatically. This frees me up, and I don’t have to be online daily. It’s the days I stay off of the internet that I get the most done, and I try to have several of them a week. If you leave comment, have a question, etc., just be patient as I will get to it next time I’m online.
Ford Buick – 4/7
Here’s how the Ford Buick is currently looking. Right now I’m concentrating on getting the hood blocked in. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m burning on watercolor paper. It’s slow going. Part of that is because it is tougher to burn on paper than it is wood. Plus I’m trying to incorporate a LOT detail into the artwork and that takes time. The paper measure 8 x 11 inches (20.3 x 27.9 cm) and I’ve spent almost 38 hours on it.
Biscuit the Pug – 3/26
Here’s the latest photo of Biscuit. I’ve got some new lighting and I’m still figuring out how best to set it up. In this photo the light is terrible as it is too close and washing out the color. Regardless, you can see what I’ve been doing. I’ve gotten the background is blocked in, but it needs to be darkened up in a few areas. The other area I’ve been working on is the mouth. The tongue has color and I’ve re-burned over the muzzle. It took me an hour to reburn over the muzzle (cheeks). This artwork is so large that it takes a lot of time to burn in areas. Biscuit is coming along nicely and I don’t have any problem areas yet. Instead the artwork just needs a lot of reburning to get it darkened up.
Background Branches – 3/26
I did work a little bit on my background branches. I plan to have two different types of leaves. One half will feature pine needles and the other regular tree leaves. Not that I plan for either one to be identifiable, but there will be a slight texture difference.
I plan to use this to help me decide if it would work behind birds, squirrels, etc. Sometimes it’s hard to visualize how something would look, so with this I’d place a photo of the animal on top of the board to see what I think.
Todd’s Etsy Store
Todd opened his Etsy store to sell his chainmail jewelry he creates. He does custom work if you’re interested, but please contact him through the store. Here’s a link to his store: Todd’s Etsy Store
Koala – 12/26
I’ve been working a bit more on the koala. The left ear is a lot more defined and the background to the left of the koala has been darkened up. Probably still needs to be darkened up more, but I want to get further along with the koala before I decide that.
I’ll try to provide another update in a few days.