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I told you so!
3rd-Aug-2005 09:36 pm
Owl totem
And here I am with a couple more stages of the
the Boy Who Lived WIP...

First up, I apologise for the painting being on an angle in these photos but, because of the flash, every time I took a picture face-on the reflection off the oils made it impossible to see. :~P

Anyway...From now on it's all about working in the details; getting as much light and shade into the figures as we can to give them depth, and then waiting for that to dry so we can work over it more. (oils can get very muddy if overworked, hence the need to stop and let them dry before carrying on.) I probably should mention here (and probably should have done so earlier!), the only colours I'm using for the figures at the moment are Paynes Grey and White. I'll be glazing them with colour later.

Another day of drying time and more of the same.

You can see the faces are starting to really take shape now. :~)

More soon!
3rd-Aug-2005 05:21 am (UTC)
Awwwww! I love how Harry has Dumbledore's beard in his hand. It's a heartbreaking scene, and you're doing a lovely job.
3rd-Aug-2005 05:35 am (UTC)
Its coming along nicely. I agree with the previous poster about Harry holding Dumbledore's beard.
3rd-Aug-2005 05:36 am (UTC)
It's quite exciting to watch the progress on this. Also make me appreciate even more all the hard work you put into it. :)
3rd-Aug-2005 07:45 am (UTC)
This is sooo very interesting. I love the way Harry is snuggled in there, and the look on McGonagall's face.
3rd-Aug-2005 10:36 am (UTC) - What fun!
I'm really enjoying watching the stages as this painting takes shape. Thank you so much for posting the pictures!
3rd-Aug-2005 11:53 am (UTC)
Have you tried placing a lamp near the painting to brighten it and then taking a photo without a flash? That might allow you to take a shot head on.

Not that I mind the angled photos, I think I can see it just as well and it's actually a little interesting that way. But you seemed bothered about it. :~p
3rd-Aug-2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately it's an automatic digital camera - flash goes off no matter what. I even tried covering the flash with my hand and using the 'night' setting - looked interesting, but blurred, and the colours were all wrong. ;~P

It's really only a problem while it's a WIP. I'll be taking it off the frame and scanning it when it's finished. :~)
3rd-Aug-2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, Harry! I love him.

Will you add a lot of colours in the next stages? I like the current monochrome look...
3rd-Aug-2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
You're just a damn genuis kate! LOVING IT.
3rd-Aug-2005 09:20 pm (UTC)
Absolutely beautiful. Honestly. I can't stress enough how wonderful it is.
4th-Aug-2005 03:27 am (UTC)
That's so beautiful. Will McGonagall be wearing her square glasses when you're finished?
4th-Aug-2005 06:30 am (UTC)
Yes, they'll both have glasses. :~)
4th-Aug-2005 11:13 am (UTC)
Yore damned brave to do a canvas painting for this! but quite rightly so, its fantastic!
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