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Monday, March 28, 2011

Rudy~WIP 2


Quick update on my progress. Rendering Rudy's fur has been a challenge and I'm not satisfied with my results yet. Phoebe practically painted herself (love when that happens) but Rudy's coloration is far trickier. I haven't even started on his tail or touched the mouse tucked within it. I will continue to work away and may even add some soft pastel at some point to achieve the look of his soft fur. I will say this looks better IRL than on screen. For some unknown reason poor Rudy looks like he's been shot out of a cannon in the above image but no matter how I photographed this painting it always came out looking the same way.

6 comments:

Jeanette said...

Rudy's another beauty Billie. Its always difficult going through the rougher stages before reaching the goal, but this will be a wonderful piece.

Love the mouse hiding in the fur of his tail, genius!

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Jeanette.:) Rudy's in need of some fine tuning. Once I complete his tail and the mouse I will assess the painting and see what he needs before calling this one done.

maggie said...

Oh Billie ..it's looking fantastic!!..don't worry I'll just suck up all that extra fur I have in the vacuum...it could take a few days...*sigh*

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Maggie! I've been informed by Rudy's owner I've done well with the fur which makes me very happy.:) You have my sympathy with the cat hair problem. Himalayans tend to shed a lot or so I've been told. Do you go through a lot of vacuums?

Mary Rogers said...

Looking good!

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Mary!