Thursday, 24 November 2011

A little break from the swan

I'm taking a break from my swan. Things that had to be done got in the way, and I've temporarily lost momentum, so I thought a new project to get things going again, then I will return to the swan with a fresh eye.
This is obviously a heron, I finally got my shot in Richmond Park, I've been trying to take a decent photo of a heron for months. I'm doing this roughly A3 mostly in gouache, which I will work into with pastel for his wispy parts in his plummage.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Ripples and reflections, swan wip

Progress is slow on this, I've had a few other things to get done. I'm still refining the green. I need to get on with the foreground so I can finish the background. I always struggle to get on in the Winter, the shorter daylight hours reduce the time I can work especially using pastels which I find require good daylight.