Friday, January 19, 2007

Rally WIP

Day five

In anticipation of the rally of Monte carlo,
i thought i show you a little WIP,work in progress,i did a while ago...

starting with blocking in the dark areas,this is my scaffholding,knowing I will go a bit wild later on,I need something that holds the structure in place.
Cars have straight lines,curves and details that are important to it's character.
from my plein air adventures,I know that shadows are not black,so I will put washes of color over them as I go along,I don't use black.
Wish me luck...

Blocking in the road,with a mixture of,permanent magenta,med.cad.yellow,touch of ultra m. blue and white.
Playing with ultra marine: still only using one brush,it is so old,you can't reed the number but it is fairly big.I'm painting on paper,small,8x12''...... trying to paint light effects,rather than details.....or even a car!!
Those light effects can be turned into speed effects,and the ball starts rolling............

step 4

What a difference a little red makes....mind you.....I hardly touch the stuff,most of it is magenta.
When racing cars tear through the air,they spit out all sort of bits,a lot of hot air,bits of rubber and the tarmac gets a thrashing too!
This is a good excuse to push some colors of the car around the scenery,and get some of the scenery into the car.

Thought I spoil you with a self indulgend detail shot...
Right! the next stage is it;how far do I take it,witch details to pick out,wich ones to destroy.this is the stage where even I get confused!

Well this is it..........better stop!
Wonder if we get any of that white stuff this year
Colin McRae,Citroen,Monte Carlo
Acrylic on paper 9x12" sold