Friday, February 26, 2016

Season of the Lynx

Greetings, my fine feathered friend!
Here is my latest colored pencil piece: "Season of the Lynx."  At first I tried to do a background of evergreens but it felt too dull compared to those vibrant yellow eyes.  So I tossed the reference photo aside and had fun :)  In order to achieve this effect I first laid down the darkest values--in this case two different types of green with orange layered over the top in some places.  Using an electric eraser I then lifted some of the color back off.  Then I added the light and medium-value colors over the lifted spots.  In the end I had a background I was happy with, and a very messy table ;) 
This experience was yet another reminder to trust in the inspiration I receive while working on any project.
Happy flying!

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