Hen- 6" x 8" Digital over graphite, by Greg Newbold
This is the second to last in the Egg book series. This one shows a laying hen on her eggs. I really enjoyed creating the shadows on this one and the effect is better than I hoped. I basically just used a warm gray gradient fill over the top half of the finished piece on a multiply layer and then erased out anything that wasn't my intended shadow. Once again, I am a believer in experimentation and learning on the job. I had about two weeks to complete all of these images from sketch to finish. I figured out a streamlined process that allowed me to paint all of them in a quick and efficient manner. I also learned how to create some pretty cool shadow patterns. Here is how the drawing looked.
I have been making art for as long as I can remember. These days I work in acrylic paint or Photoshop when creating illustrations for magazines, children's book publishers and advertising clients. I have even been given some cool awards for it. Lately, I am loving oil painting out of doors and for galleries.
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