Thursday, August 30, 2007
Backgrounds: Window View
More of my new artistic technique foray. This one is inspired from August 23rd of the Edward Gorey 365 day calendar: "The Glorious Nosebleed."
Penny sits like this all the time - with her front legs crossed. Something she has done since a puppy. We always joke about how she sits on her cushions like a little princess. I had to resist adding a crown!
I didn't use a pencil on this one. Of course it is a much easier background than Bon Voyage! I still need to work on straight lines. I refused to use a ruler...
I wish I had scanned this before I added the "curls" in. I'm still working on my cheap paper so I couldn't rework it once I added the curls. They made Penny look too dark. I layered some of the iridescent gold over the top but it just made it muddy. I had to stop before I really messed it up. I am rather pleased how the background came out. I feel like I'm finally taking a small step forward! The original has some real depth to it that the scan didn't capture.