Sunday, March 15, 2009

W.I.P. Pears Painting - Step 1 - Drawing

Lately I've been posting a lot of amateur work on my blog, IMHO. So feeling kind of adventurous, I decided that my newest painting will be super-detailed.

I wanted to post a really strong piece to show what I can really do....hopefully!

This work-in-progress (W.I.P.) will be a painting of pears on a very intricate floral cloth.

I'm feeling really nervous about this one just because it's so technical with all the little patterns and designs in the fabric.

Since I wanted the artwork to have a romantic feel to it, I listened to my oh-so-rare Sailor Moon R - Symphonic Poem CD while drawing this piece.

For those of you who don't know, "Symphonic Poem" contains songs from the Sailor Moon anime that are performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. Super cool music....soft and powerful all at once!

Now that the drawing is complete it's time to lay down some color!


M said...

The final product (painting I mean) looks great. Do you trace from a photo or just draw from life? Great job either way!

Dean Grey said...


I think the final painting turned out really good too.

I never trace! For still lifes, I always set up the fruit display and draw from real life.

Thanks for stopping by!