Friday, March 28, 2008

It's Done...Kinda...I Think...


TA-DAAA! Ok, well it's MOSTLY finished. I know I'll go back and tweak things a little here and there - I usually do. But, I don't think I would alter very much at this point and I can officially step away from it.

I like how the cape turned out on the textured paper - it has the feel of thick, heavy wool or something like it. You can really see the difference in between the original sketchbook drawing on smooth paper (below left) and the final (below right).

Like I mentioned in the previous post, this project forced me to look at paper a little more carefully - it can really have an impact. While it worked well for the darker cape, I battled more with the coat on the short figure. I'm still not sure I'm satisfied. Perhaps I need to go over it again - go for a little less contrast. I don't know - maybe I've just been staring at it too long today.


Ambera said...

This is beautiful! I love the combination of different techniques, it's whimsical and fun!

sdzsmith said...

Thank you! It was a lot of fun to see this sort of "unfold" in the sketchbook. Then, on the redo, I was happily surprised by the texture. This was one of those FUN drawings to do.