Thursday, January 30, 2014

Japanese Castle WIP9

Ever so slowly moving along with the Japanese Castle.  Inked the stairs in and worked on the extension of the Castle.

Is going to quite a bit of work to hand color each piece of Stone, but worth it.

Still have the last part of the Castle to do. Once that is done, will finish up the sky.

"WisteriaDreams" - 6

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Japanese Castle WIP 7

I was going to wait until I Inked the whole Castle in, before adding some color.
But yesterday I decided to add 2 layers of base color on, before I did more Ink over the top of that.
In the photo DH took, the Castle is very dark.... as the photo was taken on a heavily clouded day.
I think I will lighten the Castle up a bit in the painting.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

"Wisteria Dreams" - WIP

 to be 20"x30" when done... am using indigo blue this time for the grisaille...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

"Refueling Station"

and again see the blogger is working - so here is the finished work...

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Japanese Castle

Sorry I have not been around for awhile...  but I have working on this Japanese Castle.

Long time ago in a land far, far away,  my Husband went to Japan.  While there, took some photos of the majestic Castles.
Back when I lived in NW Oregon, I decided to give this a try. However, the move interrupted my endeavors.
Had the background... basics of a background started but nothing else. It still needs work, but will wait until I Ink in the castle.

That tiny bit of ink work above, took an hour. Detail is hard to see at this scale but in future WIP's, I will add a close up of the detail.

The sky has been done in a base color and is not complete.
The Japanese castle will be in Pen and Ink and at a later date, will add a slight amount of watercolor pencil wash.

This is the most technical painting/drawing I have done for awhile. Last one was my cat Mia in Urban Jungle.

Ever so slowly working on the Japanese Castle.  The shear amount of detail this piece will have, is mind boggling even to me. 

Sunshine is streaming through the window. Have been a bit torn about working on this and wanting to be outside.
So I decided to work on the Castle first... then go outside. 

Continuing with the Pen and Ink work, about half way done with that part.
Once all the inking is finished, will add more highlights and a soft color to the main part of the Castle.

I am using my favorite Hot Press paper, Sakura
 and Copic pens. Sizes are 1, 0.5 and 0.3.

Sorry about the Copyright marks on the WIP's, sadly, the theft of my Art has been rampant.