Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Still Life: Protector

Finished a fun still life. This toy dragon is one of my nephew's toys and I just liked the look of him.

When first doing this painting, I realized that I painted it too light. During the daytime, the colors were too flat. Instead, I used that light massings as the base color and added dark shadows using a mix of Sepia and ultramarine deep.

I'm pretty happy with the way that this painting shaped out. I like the strong contrasted colors. I also like the composition. It lets the viewer wonder what is the dragon so angry about. Using the laying down obelisk also helps the viewer focus towards the edge of the canvas.

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