Friday, March 6, 2009

"Aerial Strike"

Finally finished, "Aerial Strike" 27"x40"

I've had to wait over a week to put the final touches on this bird. This evening I highlighted the wing edges which helped to separate the bird more from the background water.
I'll put fixative on this tomorrow after one final look in the morning. After that the varnish process will start. VARNISH? Yup, I'll explain later. It's another benefit of this gesso technique.


Grahame Butler said...

Great drawing, and an interesting technique, the bird really stand out now its always the little touches that make all the differance.

Dean Richards said...

Thanks Grahame,
Over the past week the thing looked flat to me. That little touch did make all the difference. I appreciate your feedback.