Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I actually started this piece as a demo back in Sept. at an outdoor art show, and worked on it for just minutes that day and on each of the 3 consecutive shows thereafter. I find that having a sample of my artwork helps people to understand that it is indeed colored pencil on board. Some have actually argued with me that it's not. So this is much easier. Since I was busy with the holidays and commission pieces this little gem was neglected until now. The original reference was great on the details of the mushrooms but really bad on the dark forest floor, so I had fun winging it, and just plain old recreating the area from my mental notes and sketches from that outing. I just love turning a leave and drawing folds.
So here you go, it always bugs me when I don't immediately finish a piece. Enjoy the small things in your life today!