Friday, November 27, 2009

The mouse in the pumpkin

A second project was to paint a still life from a live subject. The easiest I hade at home was a pumpkin:



Its round shape is ideal for a beginner because it makes it easy to paint values and so on. The photo doesn't show what I saw from my point of view, so don't compare it with the painting.
Well: when I started, I realised that the precious old Wacom pen was dead. Dead! We'll never know if it was a question of age or the consequence of having a toddler going around and playing with everything interesting he found on his way. So I had to use the old dear mouse, instead. Maybe I'll think about a nice Xmas present to myself...
Dish and pumpkin are painted on two separate layers; it is wonderful to have the possibility to change the oval shape size and proportions if you realize that perspective is wrong. But I realised that I must begin to practice with textures. And layers, of course. And everything else...



2 comments:

ruthie said...

oh my this is fab! i still haven't unpacked my wacom from its box, you have inspired me. thanks for commenting on my faerietal blog & introducing me to the work of Linda Bergkvist!

Morgaine le Fée said...

Thank you very much! I find your blogs really lovely and inspiring.
I hope i can learn how to paint digital as fast as possible, but time is never enough...