- Peggy Covic Fine Art: Red Panda WIP Update 6

Monday, November 19, 2012

Red Panda WIP Update 6

Had another first today.  I decided to do a combination with the whiskers and use both colored pencil and then finish them with acrylic paint.  I was using a really small 18/0 liner brush.  Maybe to small? I don't know.  I've never used one this small before even with my watercolor painting.  I've also never used acrylic before and so I set about yesterday practicing and practicing and practicing.  When I was consistent and fairly happy with the results I was getting on my practice paper, it was time to tackle the original.  So, I started doing the whiskers today.  They aren't done yet but I needed to take a break and feed my horse and dog.  I will probably finish this painting tomorrow and then it will be entered in the contest :)  First contest I've ever entered.
Hope you like it so far!


Thanks for stopping by :)


4 comments:

  1. the whiskers look good :) no, don't think the brush is too small, whiskers are usually not even noticed when looking at an animal so you dont want too big of a brush

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Jennifer! You are such an encouragement to me :) I still need to paint those last few whiskers and then put this one to bed! I was thinking maybe the brush was to small because it wasn't holding enough paint to get the whole whisker without stopping and then starting with a new load of paint to finish the whisker. After talking with other artists, I guess that's the way works.

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  2. Turned out really lovely Peggy - very unusual subject and completely charming. I think the whiskers are perfect in thickness, least I didn't notice anything until I saw you point them out, looked again and all I see are pristine whiskers. Eyes and fur are perfect, color of the pink tongue is excellent and I love the touch of habitat that you included, moves your eye around the page better. Great luck to you with your contest!!! Sincerely, KarenESP

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    1. Thank you Karen for your comments and critique! Coming from you it sure means a lot to me! Your art work is fantastic!

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