Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Growl...IDK...

Well...I am putting myself out here today...I don't usually paint open mouth expressions...and I have NEVER done teeth...IDK...this might not be a good idea but...I am gonna be brave and post.

The other day i posted camping pictures with Sarah and charlie growling...these represent my painting of that scene.




Here is #1 sketched into place expression and trees for the background














Adding eyes













I use all golden products and this time I gesso'ed the page of this journal
the pages are a cross between a canvas and a watercolor paper..a strong composition and it holds up to most anything i have ever done to it








The final glaze is quinacridone/nickel/azo gold
which went a bit yellow for me...so i blended some titanium white and gloss glaze for a lightening up treatment here and there...

practice journal spread...Charlie and Sarah

14 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Simply gorgeous and so lifelike. I am so in awe of the way you draw. Really fun, and I think your teeth are great!!

Bea said...

What fun! I think you did a great job. I can almost..........almost....hear them roaring. :)Bea

Mar said...

you are both kind hearted to leave me such warm comments i truly appreciate that you dropped in and then took your time to leave me an encouraging remark
:)

Debrina said...

This is fantastic Mar - wonderful to see something so different as a subject!! I have my mug shot up on Face Book now, for the whole world to see.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

They turned out so beautiful. You should do more pictures with open mouths and your teeth look wonderful!

MrCachet said...

Did you ask for a growl, or was it unplanned? I think Rembrandt did a study of facial expressions - as an exercise. You are correct, teeth are really tough to do. Working with colored pencils makes it a bit easier, at least for me, and I've done smiling faces (in miniature) with some tooth - never a growl, however! The expressions are priceless, Mary. Thanks for the reveal!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

The pages are impressive and gorgeous !! Love how you capture their expression.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Your brush strokes are amazing...I love the vitality you have expressed on this camping trip!!! Bravo! in the heat. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Your brush strokes are amazing...I love the vitality you have expressed on this camping trip!!! Bravo! in the heat. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

miz katie said...

Wow! You need to paint more often!! I LOVE this. And, funny coincidence..I painted an open mouth friend of mine yesterday. She's in a full blown belly laugh in the photo. Teeth and gums are showing. :D

I really love how you do the glaze. It really brings the painting alive, doesn't it? I think I need to try it sometime.

Laura said...

What a great piece you have here Mar! You've sure captured the expressions perfectly. You and I seem to be taking similar paths right now!

Linda said...

Amazing artwork Mar - absolutely brilliant! I am in awe......

Sarah said...

Fantastic! You have really got the feeling of depth in their mouths. It is so brave to do things you don't normally do. Wierd how worrying it is? What can go wrong-it is only a painting-we just invest so much in them I think!
Well done!

Mary said...

Mar these are really fabulous!!!