Friday, October 25, 2013
At this rate five Christmas will have passed when I finish my Christmas illustrations - let's hope not. The Christmas cards marathon has started for me (since the end of September), and I am wondering whether I finish my cards on time... There are about ten projects in my sketchbook that are waiting to take shape. A Christmas Eve in Bruges is the first one of the series, I hope you'll like it.
Despite the lack of time and my very slow progress, I can at least be delighted to see that patience does not totally fail me; I managed to paint all the bricks, and I must say that I love the result.
To be continued...
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
A drawing or a painting is like a mouthwatering meat in a marinade - marinated vegetables for vegetarians - and a bottle of good old wine. It needs time to mature, and its creator needs to be patient, really patient. The more time I spend on a work of mine, the more chance there is that I will be satisfied with it. That is why the blog update was put off for so long, do forgive me.
What you see above is taken from my sketchbook. The draft is quite different from the final work; inspiration came after the sketches had been done. I realized that I wanted to elaborate on the feathers, and avoid letting the bird fly into nothingness.
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