Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hornbill WIP continued

Since the last post, I locked in on finishing the eye area. The eye, lashes, and wrinkles are now completed. This was a slow, tedious process; the wrinkles were time consuming and the lashes were painted one by one. Painted at this size, shadows and highlights are apparent on the lashes. I paid attention to rounding the shadows as they wrap around the lashes. I've since moved down to the throat area which you can see the start of.

8 comments:

Jeanette said...

Just beautifully painted. Not a pretty face, but a lovely one all the same. :)

Colette Theriault said...

Wow Kelly, I agree with Jeannette about not being a pretty bird but you're really capturing him well!

Kelly Singleton said...

Jeanette and Colette,
Thank you both for your comments; I appreciate it. Yes, they have faces only a mother could love I suppose ;)

jane said...

Kelly, how large is this drawing?
I am Loving those eyelashes!
take care,
Jane

Jim Bortz said...

Wow, Kelly! This is outstanding!

Kelly Singleton said...

Jane, the painting is on a full sheet of watercolor paper so it's 22 x 30 in.

Jim, thank you!

Carol Andre' said...

Fabulous face- one of those "so ugly he's cute" types!
Merry Christmas Kelly.

Kelly Singleton said...

Carol, yeah that's one way of putting it! A very merry Christmas to you as well!