Sawsan's Elephant Project – Adding Contrast

I didn't mention it last post, but I've moved the easel to better lighting to work under. In this picture you might be able to notice that I started adding movement behind the elephant. This is how i feel the contrast builds. I used different whites with a dry brush technique. More to come...

Sawsan's Elephant Project – A little texturing

Sorry that it might be hard to see in this image, but I added a dry brushing of whites to start the long process ahead. I also widened the head and ears a little more to balance it with the body. The body on the right side was thinned out a little too. More to … Continue reading Sawsan's Elephant Project – A little texturing

Sawsan's Elephant Project – A Touch Of Grey

I filled in the grey of the skin and stood back. Some parts still seem off and I think I know what needs to do next... after I let it dry... More to come...

Sawsan's Elephant Project – Primary Colours

I seem to always have some urge to paint the backgrounds in obvious colours. I knew the end result wouldn't show much, if any at all of these colours, but I needed to know they were there. I also modified the shape of the face, as it seemed a little cartoonishly thin. More to come...

Sawsan's Elephant Project – Bolder Outlines

In my mind's eye, I can see where the light and dark will hit. I would have continued onto the next step, but remembered I promissed to take a picture first. The paint will dry fast, but it still gives me enough time to consider changes. More to come...

Sawsan's Elephant Project – Starts

Previous Notes on Sawsan's Elephant This is the rough drawn outline. No erasing, no fussing. The expresion right from my instinct. I know it isn't the end result and so i have no emotional tie to it, other than knowing the feeling is there. More to come...

Sawsan's Elephant Project

Last summer I started to redesign Sawsan's office into a more comfortable space. I got some information from her as to some of the things she'd love to see there. What I got from the suggestions was she wanted to have a calm place all her own... her own Zen Den. Suddenly, pieces of furniture … Continue reading Sawsan's Elephant Project

Saturday’s Surprises #21: In Coclusion… We Keep On Truckin’

“Quantum physics tells us that nothing that is observed is unaffected by the observer. That statement, from science, holds an enormous and powerful insight. It means that everyone is creating what they see.” By Neale Donald Walsch For the last twenty one weeks, I’ve discovered what I believe to be several pillars to a healthy … Continue reading Saturday’s Surprises #21: In Coclusion… We Keep On Truckin’

Friday’s Frequencies #21: Water cures everything. So, let’s go for a beer! Well, it has water in it, doesn’t it?

“Don’t forget to drink water and get sun. You’re basically a houseplant with complicated emotions.” By unknown Simply wisdom and obvious statement are such a joy to me the days. I seek the simplicity in everything. I desire no drama (ie: shit) and shy away from stress or things I just don’t like. My emotions … Continue reading Friday’s Frequencies #21: Water cures everything. So, let’s go for a beer! Well, it has water in it, doesn’t it?

Thursday’s Thoughts #21: Hey, you! Yes, You!

“Pay attention to whatever inspires you, for it is ‘spirit’ trying to communicate with you, that’s why it’s called ‘inspiration’, as ‘in-spirit’. Listen to it, believe it, and act on it.” By unknown I’ve taken the habit of asking people what inspires them and when I’m asked back the same question, I realize so much … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #21: Hey, you! Yes, You!