Monday, April 18, 2011
Eggs in the field
You will notice that I use an oval template. I think that for eggs it's important to get the shape right, and I can't do that freehand. I also found the template very helpful because I wanted to show perspective - I wanted to do my eggs so that the ones further away were smaller than the ones in front. With an oval template like this one, you just pick a smaller oval as you move to the next row.
Color - This one is done with colored pencil. First I put in the white highlight and made it a strong mark. Then I went over the whole eggs with a medium shade of my chosen color. I used a light touch on this first layer. I used the same color on the top of each oval but I used the pencil more firmly. At the bottom of the oval I used a darker shade to round each egg out. I then went back with either a colorless blender or another lighter shade and burnished the whole egg. The grass uses two shades of green.