All art copyright (c) Mike Kloepfer
"The level of achievement that we have at anything is a reflection of how well we were able to focus on it."
-Steve Vai

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Doll Face

My piece, 'Doll Face' has been included in the following tribute: [A TRIBUTE TO WATCHERS] May: Part 3 (Final)
Many thanks to Nano -

This one gets its own post.
Thanks again to Nano
for an awesome photo.

Today's entry:

As the previous day's paint dried, some of the colors 'sunk' and some stayed.
To start with tonight, I stood back and looked at the painting, and decided on a plan: unify the lights, smooth the transitions, intensify the dark accents.
I had BIG fun glazing in the deepest darks. It makes them just so damn...
MMM. Can't think of a word for it. Just when you think you have the darks as deep as they can go...

I also began to develop the tiny bits of background behind the hair, and the blue tips on the end of the hair.
As I worked, I spent more time stepping back and LOOKING. This helped tremendously (duh!) as well as helped to excite me to continue.

I'm diggin' this one. Is it possible to have too much fun?

The first day:

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