|Gremlin & Violet, pastel, 18x24"©Kim Werfel|
I'll walk you through some of the steps I took creating them....first was the selection of a grey Wallis paper, 18x24". Then I sketched in the large shapes and values with black pastel and an alcohol wash.
I started to experiment with color to liven up the black dogs....
Used a variety of warm colors that were in the leaves of the photograph for the background....
Finished with more attention to the back-lighting and details in the eyes, nose and expression.
They plan to frame them and have them on the wall Christmas morning! So exciting to be part of a family's Christmas surprise present!
Hoping you all have a lovely, happy and memorable Christmas holiday and a Happy New Year!