It’s been a bit of a rough 10 days or so health wise so progress has been interupted a little with the sloth. Perhaps this slowness is appropriate for creating such a creature?
Well it’s still early days on the new sloth painting but here’s a little progress to share with you.
Last time the painting looked like this:
Now there’s a second set of lines painted in that help with that “just got out of bed” look. I’ve been experimenting with a new set of new rigger brushes which has made this process easier although I’m still learning how to get the best from this style of brush.
I haven’t quite mixed the perfect shade of grey/brown that will make the base of the body. So I turned my attention to putting the first layer on the background. This is something I typically do towards the final stages of a painting but why not mix things up a bit?
It’s starting with a rather vivid layer of magenta but the colour will turn more purple and get toned down quite a bit before the painting is finished. This is just the first loose layer of colour.
I paint this with a glaze added to the acrylic with my favourite brush (a one stroke) to get a textured effect. Subsequent layers (also with a small amount of glaze) will calm that texture down a lot but give a bit more than just a solid colour.