Monday, September 14, 2009

Shadow Bay image -- before & after

Here are 2 versions of the same image from Shadow Bay, chapter 4:

Version 1: pencil & china marker on card.

Version 2: pencil, china marker & acrylic paint on card. After the acrylic paint, I emphasized the black outlines again in china marker.

It's interesting to see how the gray tones add depth & atmosphere to a piece. Although I liked the earlier version, I think the monochrome tones add a lot. Also interesting to see how the image subtly changes -- lines, details & so on. Personally, I like to see behind the curtain once in a while & get a glimpse of the artist's process. I hope you do, too.

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