Below are assorted projects I’m currently working on.
5/15 – Hello! The Bobcat went live yesterday and I hope it will be a helpful video for anyone wanting to get a better understanding of how I create realistic fur. I haven’t had much time to work on art the past couple of days, but I did get the Crashing Waves done. It will be our next tutorial.
Crashing Waves – 5/15
I did the pyrography portion of the Crashing Waves before the weekend, but I’m not happy with the results. I’m not sure what to do to make it better, so I gave up and airbrushed the color on. In my opinion I think that made it worse, but I’ll get what I did written up and, who knows, maybe there will be some technique that will be of benefit to someone.
The white foam looks a lot more white with the color added.
Raspberry Bandit – 5/7
I didn’t get a lot accomplished on the raccoon, but I did manage to burn in 4 or 5 leaves. Heck only a few hundred left to go! 🙂 Just joking. There are quite a few leaves still to burn in, but I doubt they number in the hundreds.
Lioness – 4/30
I’ve gotten more done on the Lioness. The background is a touch too dark under the chin/neck, so I’ll have to fix that up. I like the thick fur on the neck. I also like the ear, but it’s not completely done yet. Ears are fun and a bit challenging, so I never know if they are going to turn out.
Ship on Leather – 4/4
I worked a little bit on the ship on leather. I haven’t burned on leather in a bit, but I’m slowly remembering some of its quirks. Right now I’m concentrating on building up the color on the ship. The back end of it is finally getting a nice dark color, but I need to darken up the rest of the boat considerably.
3/28 – I just wanted to let you know that I finally had a sunny day where I could take a photo of the finish test panel. The lacquer and Polycrylic are the two lightest finishes on the board. I still prefer lacquer as the polycrylic imparts a plastic feel to the wood that I don’t like. Also I added a section to each finish indicating when we would use the finish, and I provided a link to the article here: Seal/Finish Wood
I’ll try to provide another update in a few days.