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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by markjthomson, Oct 1, 2017.


  1. markjthomson

    markjthomson AKA Quick Draw !! (and still very happy) Staff Member Mod Artist of the Month!

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    Been a while since I did a WIP so thought this would be a good one. I got some bee references from @DavidG recently and am giving this one a go. Golden high flow, Iwata Micron and art card, because it textures easily!

    I used some moss green and put in the background, used a stencil around a few of the flowers to get the sharper edges. I left the wings mostly unpainted but with enough paint for me to add some shapes. I sketched the wing detail in with a scalpel then used sepia to go along the edges and added some of the thicker lines that make up the main structure. I added some spots for the yellow pollen going on later.

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    markjthomson AKA Quick Draw !! (and still very happy) Staff Member Mod Artist of the Month!

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    The last photo above, I put in some blue under painting to give some of the darker areas off the flowers a touch of green. I added some trans yellow into the brush and applied that, then put some on the wings. The overall effect is there but it's too green, I'll fix that later.

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    Looking very good Mark :thumbsup:
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    Sweet! Looking good, Mark.
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    very nice Start!!
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    Beeees must beeee in the air! Lookiin good Mark!
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    markjthomson AKA Quick Draw !! (and still very happy) Staff Member Mod Artist of the Month!

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    Yup - it's spring here... bees rock!
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    Looking great Mark!


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    Bees and bears in the house. Looking good Mark.
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    Looking cool Mark. Yes "Double bees & bears week"! :D
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    Some under painting (sepia) and texture, these bees are furry wee things

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    Nice progress.
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    Lots of work to do but coming along.

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    A little tonight, I darkened up the sepia with some shading grey, tidied up around the antennae and added some trans yellow.

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    AMAZING work so far :D
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    That is looking great Mark.
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    You know it is good when you have to really look to see which one is the reference
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