Monday, July 12, 2010

Conte du Renard WIP - Update



Here is an update on Monsieur Renard.  The first photo I put in the background and the second photo is where I am at today.  I believe I am getting close to the finish line on this one!  Thanks to dominiqs @ flickr for use of the photo.  Thanks for checking in everyone.

15 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

So beautiful!!!

Christiane Kingsley said...

This is perfect! The eyes are really captivating.

Judith Angell Meyer said...

You are doing a wonderful job! And like Christiane said, "The eyes are really captivating."

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Vicki Greene said...

Thanks so much Rhonda, Christiane & Judith. I really appreciate your comments.
Jen thanks for writing and I will check out your links today.

Nancy Goldman said...

Vicki, your detail and texture in this painting are amazing. How do you make the fur look so real with watercolor? Is it a mixture of transparent watercolor and gouache?

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks so much Nancy! It is just a lot of layers of transparent watercolor. I only used gouache inside the ears.

Ruth said...

Vicki, this is one outstanding piece of work. Every stroke is masterful. Really, really beautiful. His eyes are most striking, but in addition to the marvelous rendering of his fur, I also love the interior of his ears and his nose. Of all the comments you've received on this no one has mentioned the bg. I love the opposing texture of it and the contrasting color. Perfect!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is so rewarding to read your comments. Glad you find the techniques I write about useful to your learning experience. Thanks again. BTW, you may have used someone else's photo, BUT, YOU made the choice of selecting the perfect pose and composition. This must make that person totally proud. Great job!

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much Ruth. It brings a smile to my heart to have someone with your skill and talent heap words of encouragement on my painting.

Anita Davies said...

Superb work!
You have managed to achieve the essential darks without losing that softness...Beautiful!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Anita!

Krista Hasson said...

This is looking wonderful, what a great subject. Can't wait to see it finished

Paula Pertile said...

This is beautiful! So delicate, and the eyes are perfect.

Pat said...

He's looking fabulous!
Found you via Christiane's blog - and now I'm a follower too :)

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much Krista, Paula and Pat. I really appreciate your comments. Pat I am glad you are here and don't forget to enter my next giveaway on Aug 1st.