Friday, June 28, 2013

STUDIO UPDATE: Moving onto the flowers!

This week has been quite exciting around the studio.

I've started practicing the Petunia flowers for the garden painting.

Above is a quick sketch in paint to understand the Petunia from different angles.

I found an excellent video on You Tube and did the above watercolour and pen sketch.
I must say, every time I get out the watercolours, I find a new respect for artist that work in this medium as their profession.

I then did some sketching in pen, simplifying the front on view of the Petunia.

And I am now in the process of doing some 3d animation studies to understand basic forms,
 so I can get my head around flipping and changing the positioning of the Petunias. 

I'm working my way through the Karmatoons Drawing Lessons.

I'm already starting to get a better grasp on perspective and changing the angles of shapes. 

 Isn't this sack CUTE!? It's taking on a life of its own.

Looking forward to visiting my Painting Party Friday friends and seeing what everyone has been up to this week.  Wishing you all a productive and creative coming week. xx

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  1. Yes, I love the sack best! ♥ Thanks for the WIPs!

  2. The petunias are gorgeous!! Thanks for the break down on the animation!! Good job!!

    Hugs Giggle

  3. Your fast sketches are so great, wish I could do something like that even really, really slowly! :) Love the loose, stylized flowers! That sack - so cute!

  4. Thank you for sharing your sketches and love the petunias. Happy PPF, Annette x

  5. Wow your animation studies are so fascinating. Love the florals too. Happy PPF xox

  6. So beautiful! I love the watercolor sketch, and the beginnings of your petunia painting. I really enjoy seeing how you approach a subject so thoroughly and with such care.

  7. You are busy. Your sketches are really interesting.

  8. Tracey, your petunias look just like the ones I have in a pot on my deck! Beautiful work in watercolors. I'm heading for the video you suggested. Thanks for the link.

  9. You are so thorough in your studies, this project will be a great learning curve for your art. I love the flowers and animation sketches:) I didn't realize how big the garden painting was until I saw the flower painting next to it!!

  10. That single petunia is amazing! And great sketch-training.

    Happy PPF