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31st-Jul-2005 02:50 pm
Owl totem
The oils weren't dry till Saturday and, as I had my youngest's 9th birthday party on Sat., I had to wait till today to do any more work on this painting.

Using the tracing, I offset the design once again onto the canvas then set about giving the figures some shape. Also picked in some background details (the houses.)

More detail being worked in giving the figures a bit of depth.

Now I wait for the paint to dry once more before working on it again. Shouldn't have to wait as long this time as the paint is not as thick, so I'm hoping to be able to work on this some more tomorrow. :~)
1st-Aug-2005 03:39 pm (UTC)
This is fascinating! I'm looking forward to the next part. You know, I've quite never used oil (the one an only time was on paper, when I went for one session in the art course my sister was following, and I'm afraid I used it a lot like watercolours!). So that's great to see you work on it.

And the pic is looking like it will be gorgeous :)

One question: can you still see the pencil outline after painting on the characters, or is it already too thick?
1st-Aug-2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
No, as soon as the paint goes on the linework is hidden, which is why I work with the tracing beside me - so I can gauge where things should be. Each time a layer is dry, I lay the tracing over it again and rub the bits of linework I need onto the painting. It helps me make sure that I have everything in the right place.

Speaking of using paint like watercolours - I really like using acylics like watercolours - they can give you that watercolour look, but with more control and, of course, once they're dry they're permanent (can't be smudged etc.)

Anyhow, I'm about to start working on this oil painting right now, so I should have some more photos for you to look at soon. :~)

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