Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Nicholas Pond Final
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This is a huge painting, so scanning it was a bit awkward. If anyone knows an easy way to piece parts of images together please let me know.
I considered recording the painting process of this one but decided against it for a couple reasons. Even sped up it would take way too long to complete this painting on film and bore everyone to tears. Second, I wasn't sure this was going to come out. It's a complicated piece that needed some careful orchestration to keep the bear from getting completely lost in the background. The pond was also a challenge because making it too soft and the sky too dark, or vice-versa would have ruined the whole thing. I completed the pond and sky first to make sure they were agreeing with each other before going into the more detailed parts of the picture.
I'm extremely happy with the way it came out in the end though. Yay!