Like I have nothing better to do than playing on my blog....but I really, really wanted a big new header for the top of my page. I'll see if I still like it tomorrow may change it a bit as the weeks go by. Its autumn you see and I feel a change in the air!
yes I've been painting!!! A bit at the time. I've started blocking in a bit more detail and cleaning up the rough line work. I do tend to paint rather tight but always start off very loose.
Fat Kitty has a lot of colors in her fur so I've slowly been adding oranges and browns. Ned is very gray but has a hit of cream around his eyes and forehead. I've also fixed up their proportions and painted them standing a little closer, (there is now way that this would ever happen in real life!) The back ground will be left fairly simple. The green border will get some sort of patterning.
It's very helpful looking at the photo's on the blog as it puts the painting into another environment and you can start to see whats working and what's not.
Another good technique is to turn the painting upside down or view it in front of a mirror.