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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Cobra Scan

Scanned and tweaked, this is the final version for prints.
Original has been gloss varnished and is ready for pickup or posting.
Will get print #1 done Monday.

and I think it looks triffic!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cobra Complete

Bit of a hiatus battling with the background but after paint then pencil then a wash over that its finally OK.
the green area is still a tad wet so the waves in the paper are showing in the paper but that will settle down.

So its signed and Ill move on to the scan and printing. Last day possible really before I go on leave for a month so Ill whip it in to work for the scan tomorrow.

Hope you like it Bevan? The print will be tweaked a bit to be slightly darker overall than the original btw.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Finger painting

Now dont freak out! This is very much an intermediate stage.. I realised the original dark grey was TOO dark so Ive redone with various lighter shades. Which I will also have to do with the green!!
Then Ill start pencil over the top of the paint... Its really just preparing the base paper color at this stage plus a bit of under shading..  gulp...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

painting the Snake

just slapped on some grey for the road. Dont worry the waves will come out and there will be pencil over the paint eventually. This is just a simple colour layer. But it pops the car out a bit already.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Whew.. that's the car and driver

Pushed on Sunday evening and finished the rollbar and driver..
Sort of just an impression of the driver but if you squint a bit and hold it at arms length he suddenly appears... I love that!

Now ... background! I think it will be worthwhile but its going to be an acrylic paint wash plus some pencil over the top. The paper will draw together as it dries and wave a bit but that eventually flattens out..

Sunday progress

Been a slow week, preparations for the big trip been taking up evenings (try hiring a car in Cambridge on a Sunday!  hah!) but theres been lots of viewings of the blog from christchurch.. hmmmm so Ive buckled down today and really got into it.. just the rollbar and Bevan to do now! maybe a bit more this arvo..
Time to put the slow cooker on now!! and take a break.

and, of course, the Background... eeek!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Queens Birthday

Bit more over the monday of Queens birthday..
stripes starting to stand out nice now!

4 weeks to go til a holiday so I hope I can get it done...

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Gulf Blue Sunday

Queens Birthday weekend...
been a bit slow lately and had to do 'gardening', and then there was the 4 hours playing Magic!!! ah well a bit more this evening.... very very tricky blues. Getting the lighter areas and the darker greys over the blues is ummm... difficult... not enough tooth in the paper I think... but I struggle on..