Thursday, 11 February 2010

I think I might be starting to get it! Day 9

Today is the first day I have more confidence I can see how to achieve what I have in my mind. I've added more of the bush, tried to pull the picture together to work as a whole composition.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Wip day 8, I know how I want this to look, but....

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

Elephant day 7, I'm still at it!

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.