Finished the charcoal jade tree drawing. It is called "Jade Aura" because of the waves of energy that are between the braches and coming off of the leaves. I had fun getting back to drawing in with charcoal on a larger scale.
I have focused on painting the past couple of years, but with the new year, I thought I would simplify a little bit and go back to the basics of drawing with charcoal. I have always been into cacti and succulents, and with the winter fully upon us, I tend to start thinking about warmer places and things. Here is the line drawing of my jade tree. It is about 2.75'x1.5'.
Here is the finished painting! I like to make my haunted house paintings with subtle creepiness in them. I don't want a bunch of "monsters" walking around in them; I want the viewer to have to search the painting to discover where the eerie elements are hidden.
Sketched up a design for a clients haunted house. He sent me several pictures and I took what I liked out of them, and added some imagination. It already looks pretty creepy...
While the paint was still wet, I went in and added more highlights and shadows. I also decided to add purple in to the tankard to push the secondary triadic color scheme.
Added sprinkles to my doughnut today. It definately needed them. Probably finished with this one...we'll see.
Set up a still-life in my kitchen to paint my tankard with a beer bottle in the background. Trying some colors on this one that I usually don't go to first off.
Worked on the reflection of the back doughnut in the tray. Tried to keep it very blurry with a lot of blending and softening of edges. Put a layer of highlights on the chocolate doughnut up front. It will be covered up, so I'm not too worried about the brushmarks in it.