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Quickly Go Slow

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   So after pretty much nothing in January, I seem to be loading up the box this month! I have some weird clients and a few don’t want to have their stuff displayed at ALL.  I guess I’ll have to change my contracts to accommodate my own right to display what I create. As long as I’m not mass producing (or selling) personal art,I foresee no issues.

    My kid is crazy about his picture!  Unfortunately, so are the rest of my family, and what I feared would happen has already begun to come to pass. I’m getting pics of kids,  husbands, nieces and others sent to me,  “as a favor”. No. Hell no! So I explained that my art was like owning a store and that EVERYONE had to pay for the goods therein.

   No freebies.

   Then I posted my current contract and pay scale and offered to provide the same services I’d given uncle Roland.

   We’ll see if anyone was serious…won’t we?

A Loving Nightmare

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line work matters!

I decided that this month’s muse would be my son. It’s funny, you would think I would spend more time drawing my loved ones, but for whatever reason, I don’t. Maybe its mental or maybe I don’t want to open the floodgates; after all, once you began drawing family they all think you should.

So I made Sure that I wanted to do this first. because honestly the more time passed, the more it was becoming an issue and bothering me. Friday I started the line work. Then erased. Then changed. Then erased. It had to look like him and have his shape, so after several hours I got the desired effect. As usual, I sketched a rough shape, then did the detail work at one brush size, then outlined the overall shapes in a larger one. Since I’m self taught, it took a few pictures to get this down pat. Now I always organize this way.

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Once I had all the line work completed and organized, I used the selection tool and created layers for the jacket, sweater, t-shirt, jeans, skin and shoes. I colored each with a brush set for 0% hardness and 25% opacity. On the shirt and jeans, an additional blue was brushed in at 7% and 12%, respectively.

The background will be done last. Honestly I’ve had several ideas, but none of them have stood out. We’ll see. In the meantime I’ll keep working on this and others.