So finally Bill is done...or rather the ACEO of Bill is done. Bill himself is currently out on a killing spree. Ah, it must be Spring...
Above you can see the final result. I went back over the entire piece and darkened my darks by adding in Indigo Blue and Black. On some of the edges of the dark areas I added in a bit of Black Cherry again. In around his nose and mouth I added in Goldenrod, Jasmine and for punches of colour there’s also some Raspberry and Kelp Green. I’ve also added the Kelp Green to the spaces between his eyes and ears (his eyebrows? Do cats have eyebrows??) and a touch here and there to his back. For the highlighted areas I just went over it lightly with Cool Grey 20%.
For the wee bit of shadow beneath him I just used Cool Grey 50% and 70% as well as a light covering of Blue Slate. There wasn’t much else to do with it because it’s a shadow on a white bed, it shouldn’t be complicated. After that I went over it with the White and made sure that everything blended together.
So that’s it for this ACEO and it'll be up for auction on eBay tonight.
I got gobs of pictures at the show this week-end so I should have enough horse reference material for at least a little while. The Other Half got some doozy shots of this one black horse that was on edge the entire time, prancing around and calling to just about every horse he walked past...it was great! So, if you’ll excuse me, I have some more art to do!