Well, for my first real post, I wanted to show you a couple of canvases I did which are inspired by the Cider and Pumpkins workshop I am taking on line from Christy Tomlinson. She is an awesome artist and an amazing teacher and I am having the greatest time with these little Halloween paintings.
My first is an owl all decked out for the spooky night:
And here is the sketch I did to start from:
As you can see, he underwent quite a few changes from sketch to finished piece. I am trying to get into the habit of sketching before I jump to the canvas. This does not mean that I have to copy the sketch, it just is a starting point. It helps push me in the direction I want to go.
The second one is a little pumpkin boy:
And here is his sketch:
As you can see, this little fellow went through quite a metamorphosis to reach his final shape. His head is rounder, his body fatter and his clothing is just a bit different. I had originally envisioned his head sort of checkered but decided to make it all orange and his hands now wear dotted mittens.
Please let me know what you think of my little guys - good or bad. They are my vision, yours could be quite different. That is what makes art - art!