I spent the better part of the day yesterday, laying down glazes of color, sculpting his face, shaping fur and developing Jack's "fluff factor". Using Golden Paynes Grey I started to work in the cool shadows of his head and began to loosely develope the newsprint. For the warmer shadows I'm using purple and Golden Burnt Umber Light. To sculpt the fur on his body and under his chin I am using light glazes of purple. For his little pink nose and ears I used a mixture of Golden Yellow Oxide and Da Vinci Alizarin Crimson Quinacridone which makes a lovely flesh tone. For the finer fur details in his face I have found a 1/2 inch grainer brush comes in quite handy.
Golden Burnt Sienna
Da Vinci Raw Sienna
Golden Transparent Red Iron Oxide
Golden Dioxazine Purple
Golden Burnt Umber Light
Golden Yellow Oxide & Da Vinci Alizarin Crimson Quinacridone = flesh tone
Golden Paynes Grey
Photographers Note: The coloring in these photos vary due to weather conditions, mostly cloudy with rain ....... maybe the sun will return soon and I can get a more accurate photo!!
25" x 20"
Fluid Acrylic on Arches Watercolor paperA year in the making and I can now call it "done"! Actually, it was 2 years in the making if you start counting when I took the photos..... but who's counting. It was a long tedious project, not one you can work on continuously. However, there were lots of fuzzy butts painted in between to break the dizzying swirl of colors. I'm sure I will find something to tweak here or there but for now we'll call it D - O - N - E !