Saturday, 12 April 2014

Even more Zelda done

I've been catching up with thei ting - looking after my mum following her knee replacement has taken lots of time, and has given me little time to paint, but I spent some time yesterday and this morning painting. 

It feels so good to paint, but I've had to stop as I'm heading out to a policy forum on disability in an hour or so, and need to get ready.

Anyway, see if you can Ot what I've been doing - I need to apologise for the quality of the photos as I've had to use my iPad as my camera has decided to stop working. I'll have to save up for another one!

I've done most of the pink here:

I've tightened up some of the black outlines here:

Hopefully, I'll be able to paint some more tomorrow :)

Friday, 4 April 2014

Zelda continued

Well, I completely overestimated just how much time looking after my mum would take - she had a total knee replacement 4 weeks ago, and I moved in to look after her, and carried on going to work. Consequently, very little painting got done! I managed to paint on a couple of days, but that's all. 

She's doing really well now, so I moved back home last week and am painting today.

My camera has decided to refuse to save any images, so I've had to use my iPad to post an update, so I'm sorry the photos aren't quite as crisp as I'd like them to be. I thought it would be better to post rather than not!

Here's where I'm up to; the whole image: 

The top half:

The bottom half:

I need to go over some of the black outlining, but I'll probably do that next to last, before I do the grey colour wash. Today I'm going to finish the background, and *maybe*, just maybe start Link. 

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Zelda - a bit more done

I've been a bit busy the last few days - my mum has gone into hospital to have a new knee, and so I've been visiting her instead of painting.

I've arranged for other family members and friends to visit my mum though, so she won't get lonely in hospital, as I'm going away this weekend - its my church's every other year weekend away. 

Apparently some people are going for walks or playing football on Saturday - I'm taking Zelda to do some more.

I think pink and brown will be next, I'll be painting Link last, after I've slightly greyed out the background. 

I'm not sure quite how much painting I'll get done, but I'm hoping for a few hours.

Here's where I'm up to, I've done the orange tones:

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Zelda is a little further on

Here's some more of Zelda done - I'm back at work, so I'm not getting quite so much painting done as I did last week. Ah, well, until I can give up the day job and just paint, I'll carry on painting slowly!

Here's the whole painting:

Here's the top half:

Hopefully I'll get some more done this week.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Zelda colours started

Normally, I start a painting at the top left hand corner - I'm right handed, and have found that's the best way to keep the painting clean, as I smudge the pencil outline with the edge of my hand as I work across the painting.

With this style of painting though, I prefer to paint one colour at a time, as there are so many shades of each colour. I'd have so many small puddles of paint on my palette that they would dry before I had used them.

Here's where I'm up to so far - I've done the blue sections:

Here'e the whole thing:

Close-up of the top:

Close-up of the bottom:

Friday, 14 February 2014

Zelda outline finished

Here's the outline done:

The whole thing:

Close-up of the top: 

Link's eye is a bit wonky, I'll correct that before I start on the colours. The owl's eyes (at least I think its an owl) on the bottom right were wonky on the pencil outline, so I've corrected them already.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Zelda outline started

Oh, I've had fun today!

I've taken a few days off work, and have decided to paint lots.

I've already said that when I painted Guitaroo Man Lives! I used ink to do the outlining, which ran when I colour-washed the finished painting, even though it was supposed to be waterproof ink.

There's no chance of that happening with this one, I've painted the outlines using black acrylics.

Here's where I'm up to:

I'll do some more tomorrow :)