Day 8: An Outlandish House
I had plenty of fun drawing this one, although I’m not too keen on my choice of coloring. In retrospect, I think it would have turned out better had I gone with my standard ink and crosshatch technique… but, hey, I just felt like trying something different.
Turns out my drawing was a tad too small and detailed for oil pastels (see the man in the second story window… case in point.) Also, I learned that, generally speaking, its easier to lay down your backgrounds and lights before your foregrounds and darks. This is especially true of oil pastels, which tend to smear annoyingly when they contact any other color.
Oh, and I chose to photograph this with my phone rather than risk smudging my scanner bed. This might explain the blurriness in both right-hand corners.
Oh, and grass is still hard for me to do – as I’m sure you can tell. Sure, I can do cartoon grass patches in pen and ink, but it’s real beast to do convincingly in oil or acrylic. Any tips… anyone?
At any rate, it’s late. Time to hit the sack.
God bless and good night!