July 24, 2013

Morning Fuchsia Part 2

Ready to paint my outline of Fuchsias with sky and clouds.
I started off by doing an underpainting. Ew! Looks awful. 
Next I blocked in the sky. I like the skritchyness of it but it still looks awful. 
 I've added hightlights, thank goodness for my tonal map!  
Finally I put in some detail with cloud shapes, outlines and colour. I need a better brush. My clouds need work. 

Boy, all of a sudden 5 hours has gone by. I have to leave it for today. I'm getting tired and really confused about what to do next. I think I'm getting the hang of it but I still need time to let it sink in. I'm all wired. Tomorrow I'll have a better understanding. 

I have to say, I like the way it's going and the challenge of the fast drying paint. Doesn't let you fool around.