Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Blue Marble WIP 2

About another 2 hours of work completed on this on the marble and shadow only. I've not added to the background as the colour is pretty strong anyway. I've used the same pencils as before to strengthen the colours. I'm liking this paper, its texture allows for lots of blending and easy adjustments. I don't think I could go back to white papers now - I can get good strong colours in much less time on coloured papers.

I see that the shadow needs more work - the marble itself is almost done. I have focused on the shapes I see within the marble - it's only when I stop and step back from the drawing that I actually see it as a marble! I find it fascinating that a different photo shot of the marble, perhaps moving the camera just a fraction and changing the direction of the light, would have produced an entirely different set of colours and patterns to draw. That, for me, is the beauty of glass and why it is such fun to draw it.


Paula Pertile said...

This is looking great so far. That's a very brave color for a background! Can't wait to see it finished.

Janet Pantry said...

Thanks Paula. Yes, that background is showing up more gaudy than it actually is. I've toned it down now too and got a better scan of it - it's a bit less 'in your face' now!


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