Here’s the horse’s eye I mentioned in my last post. It’s going well now after a somewhat dubious start–the photo my client sent me from Facebook wouldn’t open in Photoshop. Photoshop sent me some silly message to the effect that it couldn’t open the file because it couldn’t parse the .jpg data, whatever that means. Never mind that it was a .jpg file and that the all-purpose viewer on my laptop could open it just fine. The issue was that I needed to re-size it, which fortunately my wonderful Canon MB 5020 printer (can’t say enough good things about this printer!) did for me while thumbing its nose at Photoshop.
Anyhow, the point of this drawing/painting is to put the nice watercolor on the eye itself, and do the rest of the image in ink. You may be able to see the pencil lines indicating how the ink part may go, but they are kind of faint. Will post it again when it’s complete.
In the meantime, here are two of my paintings that will be going to shows this spring–