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Monday, October 15, 2012

new drawing: buffalo vertebra

buffalo vertebra | graphite on paper | 11x14
finished this drawing over the weekend. still trying to decide if i also want to paint it. decisions. decisions.

i spent some time setting up some small skull still lifes. trying to decide where i want to start.

my deer skull painting hit a bump because that damn vine I chose grows so freakishly fast that within a few hours everything has changed.

considering the detail i like to work in, this has proven many challenges in refining each leaf.  so i'm trying to problem solve it by photographing new leaves in place of the old this week and will just have to suck it up and work from photos to finish off the vine.

4 comments:

Karen Appleton said...

such a beautiful and sensitive drawing, just gorgeous! I use to be a die-hard life painter too, and still prefer it, but once I started dabbling in the world of working from photos, I kinda got seduced by it :) Looking forward to seeing what you do next!

cmv... said...

thanks karen! i used to paint from photos then when i started painting items that never changed, it was no big deal to paint from life. but that vine. that damn vine. :) i wish i could paint faster, of course, don't we all. haha

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice shadows and smooth texture to the bone :)

cmv... said...

thank you Jennifer :)