Thursday, 11 February 2010
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
I finding this one tough, I have an image in my head how I want this to turn out, the start of today I thought I was achieving this, but now I'm not so confident. What I'm trying to create is the heavy stride forward of the elephant travelling through the bush. I want to echo the elephants movement in the bush. There,s also the added complication of the shadows cast on the elephant's body I've yet to really address.
Monday, 8 February 2010
I think the paper has definitely passed the test. Now I need to start concentrating on this painting. I had another go at the head shape and trunk, decided I'm getting obsessed, so started to consider the body of the elephant and the bush. There's still lots to do, I need to work this painting as a whole composition, I want the motion of the elephant as he's walking through the bush to be reflected in the background. The light is very key to making this painting, so I want to work the lovely yellows, oranges and pinks throughout the whole composition.