Monday, March 5, 2012

#151 SKETCHBOOK 2012: The Falconer's Blade

The Falconer's Blade - 10" x 14" pencil on Arches watercolor paper

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I am really excited to show you guys the first piece of art for my upcoming sketchbook! I did this one on Arches 140-lb. cold press watercolor paper with (my new favorite) Prismacolor Sepia Col-Erase pencil. I won't be releasing all the art for the book on the blog, but I'll be giving away a few sneak peeks to whet your appetite. There are spots in the drawing that are a bit weak, but I felt like I needed to just move on to the painting stage and not dwell on any particular part of the process too long. Now that I have scanned the final drawing I can paint - I have to have high-quality scans of all the parts of the book before I move on to the next step. This will be in water color, but I plan to include a variety in the book. I hope to do some experiments in oils in the next couple of weeks, and I hope to get them into the final product. Stay tuned for some watercolor!

1 comment:

Aedan Peterson said...

Sweet! Guys riding on birds are always cool.