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Monday, August 13, 2012

Good Ship Rhino ~ final sketch






After countless tweaks I believe I'm finally satisfied with this sketch but don't ask me tomorrow. I may change my mind again. The most difficult thing was to keep the focus on the main subject, the shipwreck. It was becoming more about those octopus tentacles. I hope by using those same tentacles to frame the shipwreck plus narrowing the format and bringing everything closer together I've solved that issue. I may run into trouble again when I add color so I will have to be mindful of that.

4 comments:

Jeanette said...

Its an inspired piece. I love to see the work up pre-painting. The road of how an artist gets to a final end is always fascinating.

The ocotopus tentacle framing the side works well and in good contrast to the pilings of the pier on the opposite side.

renate said...

Hello Billie:) I'm very impressed already!

Billie Crain said...

I'm glad you think the upward reaching tentacle works, Jeanette. It was the only solution I could find.

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, Renate.:) You've stuck with me on this one and I hope you will continue until it's complete.