Friday, January 16, 2015

Day 16: Peeper

"Peeper", watercolor 12" x 8"
This is Peeper the Frog, a cute rubber squeak toy from the 1950's.  I have a whole collection of these cool vintage toys made by the Rempel company.  It sure was fun doing his portrait!  Here's a peek into my process:

My model.
I started with a pencil drawing on 140lb CP Arches paper.

Step two was an underpainting done as a wet-in-wet wash with soft patterns.

When that was dry I glazed in my light and middle values and modeled the form shadows.

My last step was to add the cast shadows, pop in a couple of dark accents and lift out the highlights.  Voila!  Here's looking at you, Peeper.

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