Saturday, September 27, 2008

Crane, powwow-dancer (Part 1), September 2008

For one of my latest pieces, I took the unfinished canvas of an unfinished work (previous posting) and then began to transform it into a new piece, a powwow-dancer "Crane".

I began by taping the canvas to the wall, rotated 90 degrees clockwise.

[Pics click to enlarge.]

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I masked the "turtle" image (with some thoughts as to its future use, then painted the background over in a solid colour.

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I wish that I had taken a picture of the initial pencil sketch; alas, the next pic shows the next step as filling-in the body of the sketch.

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The outline of the turtle becomes a "halo" for the rawhide/antler rattle that the "crane" figure wields (and fedora fills in).

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Highlights and shadow reinforced, horizon added.

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Tongue and loincloth initially filled-in. Note the "damage to right knee (to be fixed).

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Foot claws added.

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Turtle figure changed and more highlighting/shadow added.

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Current incarnation.

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The next step for this piece will be to take the canvas off the wall and transfer it to a lumber boxframe. After that, further colour, definition, powwow "regalia" and other elements will be added.

Further changes will be documented.

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2 comments:

JLB said...

Hi Eric! This piece is looking good - I always enjoy seeing how your work is elaborated step by step.

Happy Autumn,

Jade

Hoka-shay-honaqut said...

Thanks Jade.
:Eic