Blog friends, I owe you all a big apology for not visiting blogs lately... I always enjoy your posts and seeing what's happening with each of you. It seems I've been spending most of my computer time on Facebook these days, instead, so I'm hoping you'll all come join me there! I have my personal page there, and also an art page.
As for the new colored pencil piece, the background buildings are finished, except for some shading and tweaking that will come later, after I see how the bird turns out.
I'm taking a step back now... to decide what I want to do with the birds clothing and plumage, etc.
The little moleskine draft was only 6 x 8... and now that I've enlarged the piece to 13 x 19, I'm going to need to embellish and add more fine details.
I took some very... what's the word?... WEIRD reference photos to help me see some different ideas that I might want to draw. Then I traced my bird onto another paper to do some experimenting before I come back to do the final version.
In other news, my piece "Out Of Season" was accepted to the 2015 edition of the book, Strokes of Genius 8. This year's edition is called Expressive Textures. This was one of my dreams for a long time, to have a piece in this book series... but I'm a little bit intimidated by the other works that will be in the book, and just hope my drawing doesn't seem out of it's league there!
Also "Detention" will be part of the Viewpoint 47 Juried Exhibition through the Cincinnati Art Club. It's at the Eisele Gallery, downtown, Oct. 3-31. Another exciting thing... and again, the nagging worry that they must have made a mistake, and my piece is not going to fit in after all... But I suppose everybody feels that way!
I hope you're summer is winding down on a pleasant note, and you're looking forward to fall, as I am. Come find me on Facebook, and I hope to catch up with all of you!