Thursday, May 24, 2007

Moose Sketch

The painting has begun. The sky is a mixture of Manganese Blue, Pthalo Blue and Cerulean Blue. The photo was taken inside under warm/cool fluorescent lights so it is showing more blue. The moose is a mixture of Pthalo Blue, French Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Indian Red, and Raw Sienna. Mixing the colors for the moose one can shift the color by adding a touch more red or more green or more blue to the gray mixture.
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Quick moose sketch on 11" x 15" 140lb. watercolor paper. I had to use Photoshop to darken it enough to show in a photo. Even more of the pencil lines wil be lifted so they are barely noticeable through the watercolor. The reference photo is from the public domain of Fish & Wildlife.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The moose watercolor is lovely. Thank you.