Monday, April 25, 2011

The Swan

The Swan...I'm pretty happy with the outcome.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Small Details

I will be working on the small details for a few more days. I'm not sure that I will achieve the "glittery" look I was going for but this has been quite fun and I have learned so much!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Gettin' There

Well, I'm gettin' there. I've tightened lines, added washes, I've dibbled and I've dabbled. I have started shading on the white part of the mask and am just about ready to remove the masking. That is the part I really enjoy, when I get to work on the final, small details.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Color Study

I am still working on the swan mask but couldn't wait to start working on the next one. This is a small color study (6x6). I'm glad I decided to do this first. I will probably leave off the collar and change the head dress. This is by far my favorite mask.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Ugly Duckling stage

Here is a photo of the ugly duckling stage. Hopefully this will emerge as a beautiful swan.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Swan Mask Progress

This is a progress shot of the Swan Mask I'm working on. My goal is to have this look like gleaming brass, sparkling crystals and glitter!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Swan Mask

This is the line art for the next one which is a laser cut, brass, Swan mask. When I have some good natural light I will post shots as I add color. It is coming to life!

Friday, April 1, 2011


Here is the final painting..."Musicale." I am sure that if I left it in place for another week I would be working on it even more but I am considering it finished.
The line drawing for the next mask is on paper and the highlights are masked.

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