Come Be a Fly on my Studio Wall
Here’s a pictorial blog following me creating one of my ‘close up’ zebra paintings. This has been done with acrylics.
1) It starts off with a permanent black marker pen on canvas:
2) Then I add the lighter colour first in between the stripes:
3) Then comes the black stripes:
4) The stripes are finished but the eyes still need to be done:
5) Now the eyes are done and the finer details are taken care of:
6) I felt there was still something missing from this painting so I experimented with a blue wash. I liked the blue tone so much that I did about 2-3 watered down blue washes — I think it gives the painting an air of mystery and intrigue. It really pops now:
The original was sold at the beginning of 2013 but I have prints available (click on the picture below to take you to the store):
Blue Zebra — Cherie Roe Dirksen
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Thanks, awesome article!
Thanks for having a look! 😉
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So beautiful! Thank you for sharing:) you are so talented!
So glad you liked it. Thank you, Rebecca 🙂 xxx
Reblogged this on Jonathan Hilton.
Thanks for reblogging too! 😉
They say that a leopard can’t change his spots and a zebra can’t change their stripes. What a great painting you have created. You are so talented. Amazing.
Thanks for your feedback, Jonathan, it’s so appreciated. 🙂
I love the zebra and the blue wash! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks, Mary 🙂 So glad you like it! xxx
I love these pictorial blogs. Thanks for sharing! Love Lucille x
Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Thanks, Lucille xxx