Monday, March 11, 2013

Little Angel - Black and White

I wasn't happy with the face on my first little angel painting so I decided to do it again, this time in black and white.
(7" x 5")
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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Little Angel

I airbrushed another painting today, using my drawing of a little angel. 
This is my sketch.
I then sketched in the details of the little angel with reduced detail paynes gray and started painting in some clouds in the background.
In the next picture, I started adding some light blue clouds, building the background more.
I added some detail magenta the underside of the clouds in this next picture, continuing to build the background.  I also came back in and added some more white to maintain the highlighted areas of the picture. 
In this next picture, I came in and deepened the shadows and darkest areas.
I came back in with white and brought back the highlighted areas, continuing to build the layers of the picture. 
The next pictures shows that I worked on the details of the wings and hair.  I used the hair brush to get crisp strokes of white.  Then, I came back in with the airbrush and added highlights to the clouds. 
I felt that I was lacking depth to the picture and decided to come in with some more blue behind the angel.  This gave the picture the effect that I was looking for.  I wanted the angel to be floating on a single cloud.  I also glazed a little of the blue on the angel to keep the colors uniform.  While this is not a black and white painting, I wanted to keep it semi-monotoned.  I also continued to work on the highlights of the clouds.
This is the finished piece. 
This is a 7 x 5 inch painting using Wicked paint on bristol art paper.  I used my Iwata Micron CMC - Plus and the Eclipse HPCS airbrush and a 10/0 fine liner hair brush.
Such a little angel!  :)