Working on Mama

SG6114 Step 11

Today’s session begins by blocking in the Bluebonnets and grass around our little family. I pull out a special color, Cobalt Blue, for our state flower here in Texas.

SG6114 Step 12

Now, let’s start on the horses! The basic colors of the mare are various mixtures of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + more Ultramarine Blue + White.

SG6114 Step 13

I Brace my wrist on the mahl stick to steady my hand as I delineate the eye. Since the light is coming from the upper left the catch light is placed about 11 o’clock at the edge of the pupil. The light then illuminates the iris on the opposite side. To see this better you can enlarge the image by clicking on the picture.

SG6114 Step 14

Ivory Black is used for the mane and legs of the bay mare. A little Pthalo Blue + White is mixed into the Ivory Black for the highlights. The next time you see a lady with long black hair observe how the highlights go toward the blue tones. This also holds true for black on animals.

SG6114 Step 15

Mama is done. Thanks for following along today, hope you’ll come back and watch as I finish up the colt and rabbit. Hugs,

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One Response to “Working on Mama”

  1. Alison Duke Says:

    Dear Mikki, I am really loving watching this one being completed. I love all of them but this one in particular has touched me. God Bless.

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