Thursday, 12 February 2009

Darwin Day Liveblog 2

The more refined sketch.

Mr. Darwin's hand extended off the page, so I taped another sheet and kept drawing; it's been cut-off by my scanner.

This should be enough detail to print onto canvas-paper and the painting will begin. The glyptodon doesn't have the scute-y plate on it's head, but I think it works.

I'm aiming for a limited palette, deep shadow, high lighting and a sense of movement. In many ways, a counterpoint to last year's painting of busy contemplation. There should be some more surprises in the final composition that I don't need to to add to the drawing.

I hope everyone is enjoying a nice Darwin Day feast of rhea and armadillo!

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Karen James said...

Glendon, this is awesome!

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks Karen! Hopefully the painting will turn out alright. I like the hair in this one.

Bought some new clarified linseed oil for this one.

The Key Question said...

Coming along nicely!

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