Thursday, 25 August 2016

Fox (this is my 500th daily painting!)

portrait of a fox
This fox marks my 500th blog post and 500th (published) daily painting. A similar number have probably been "published" directly into the bonfire.
Worked in 3 layers: (1) a full colour block-in painted thinly, especially on the background, and the eyes and nose painted to finish (2) fur detailing, especially in the ears and (3) fiddling about with edges and darkening shadow areas. 
Even after hundreds of paintings I still find it difficult to get my darks dark enough. I think that is my most consistent and predictable weakness. 
I try now not to blog or ship direct any painting without checking, double checking and triple checking that the darks are dark enough.