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My Portrait of Taz: Developing the Background

You might remember that last time, I wrote about finally getting past the massive artist's block that was holding me back by using the "just do it!" method. It worked! I was able to return to the painting and start developing the background by laying in the base colors.

After that was done, it was time to start developing shapes, fine-tuning colors, establishing lights and darks to show form, and even adding some detail to the more finished areas. Along the way, I was adding some paint to Taz when I had extra. This helped me see the picture as a whole and also gave me a head start on getting some of Taz's markings and features established.

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MegL wrote on February 1, 2023, 2:43 PM

It's certainly coming on now. My granddaughter had some art lessons before Christmas and this was the technique she was taught.

markgraham wrote on February 2, 2023, 9:31 PM

You are making good progress on Taz. Just wondered if you would like to see some of my artwork.