Thursday, April 29, 2010

Garden Pixie

At the moment I find myself with a few days while I allow several projects to follow their natural course through the development process. And so I have this small personal piece in the works. At the top in brown pencil is the initial sketch that came during a doodle session and below is the tracing I made in order to clean up the image and make it easier to trace on to a piece of watercolour paper. With any luck I will have a chance to paint this before everything kicks back into gear.

12 comments:

UB said...

What a fab talent. Inspirational blog to visit. In the middle of a makeover,wish I had your magical wand to sprinkle a few illustrations ...

Craig Phillips said...

That is a really nice simple and elegant composition. Great drawing!

Jay Penn said...

Great stuff Larry. I was wondering if you could enlighten me on how you trace finished roughs onto watercolour paper. Do you use a lightbox or some other method?

tinypearl5758 said...

"WOW" Larry, I look forward to seeing the finished painting. xxx

Larry MacDougall said...

Jay - Yes I use a light box and normally do not feel the need to retrace a drawing but I'm using 300 pound paper this time and a second tracing for clarity was required due to the papers' thickness. I'd rather not trace a drawing more than once because you lose some of the original spirit each time but in this case I pretty much had to. The original brown pencil drawing did not really come through the paper.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks UB and good luck with your makeover.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Craig :)

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Tiny Pearl - me too :)

yeldsy said...

Just love this and can't wait to see how she turns out! Pauline

Ben Hatke said...

Nice composition! I'm glad you're busy yet finding time for this.

寶皓 said...
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Larry MacDougall said...

Pauline , Ben - Thanks guys. I'm not sure when I'm going to get another break so I wanted to paint this one while I had a chance.