I’ve not had a chance to continue my work on my new piece…a flamingo. I scrambled to come up with 2 entries for color pencil and the bird category. The pieces I entered are an illustrative nature piece and an old 5×7 owl eyes piece; however, I think the owl eyes look “scary”. Nonetheless, I am continuing on the flamingo for the upcoming fair in September. Below is my work in progress and my scary owl eyes. I’ll post my finished flamingo piece in a future post.
Owl photo reference obtained from photographer, Terence Porter
What’s exciting though, is an opportunity to moderate a new Facebook Page called The Art Apprenctice. What makes it exciting is that this group has 3000+ categorized tutorials all in one place. The artist Kim Holden, is spending endless hours searching the web for tutorials and plopping it in one group! I promised myself though, that I would spend less time on Facebook and do more art. However, there is a plus to looking at more art, I’m able to look at art critically and see the values, contrasts, perspectives, etc. So..if you are an aspiring artist like myself, I encourage you to join the group and peruse the site for a tutorial and an artist you might want to follow. Hope to see you there!