Monday, March 22, 2010

Slow going on the 'snail' piece....seems appropriate.






The "Dragon-snail Travellers" piece is progressing well, but slowly. All of the painting is finished now but the costuming is proving to be a little more problematic than expected due to the position of the characters....this afternoon I had a total 'brain fuzz' and almost dismantled four days work(!).....luckily, I stepped away for a much needed coffee and when I returned I realized that I was on the right track after all. It's times like that I really envy people who work in teams with other creative souls (truthfully, this envy is short-lived....if I know anything at all about myself it's that I do not play well with others)....
So, I've posted a few semi-cryptic photos and will hopefully complete the piece over the next few days.
Oh, and today I ate a big salad for lunch and everything in it came from our garden....
Till next time.

11 comments:

  1. the piece is turning out wonderful so to see, and love the colours you used on it..

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  2. Lorell, I am not surprised its taken a while you have put so much effort into the painting alone, all that detail. Its all going to pay off and look wonderful as per. I used to struggle with costuming big time till I had a go at 1/12th scale dolls, making their little clothes has helped me out bunches with the fantasy pieces. Also its good to step back and re-evalutate. Looking forward to seeing them finished.
    Debie xxxxx

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  3. It's coming along beautifully. The detail is so nice. What type of paints do you use? I am always curious what paints each artist uses in their work. I like the matte craft acrylics like Americana for the undercoats then I use Golden fluid acrylics for the detail layers, glazes and such. Someday I will need to tackle costuming. So far my characters do not require it.

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  4. oh my goodness, Lorell!
    your amazing details always blow me away.
    i can't wait to see full pictures.
    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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  5. I'm so glad you didn't disassemble these beautiful creatures!!!

    There's a lot of work involved here (as in all your dolls).

    Do you paint by hand or airbrush? The painting is so beautiful!
    Love~Pattee

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  6. Absolutely beautiful detailing. Your work is amazing.

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  7. Wonderful, so beatiful.
    I love this style and the details.

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  8. I am in love with the colors!

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  9. Another masterpiece by the master herself...Your work inspires me...if I could only paint. Your sculpting is wonderful and your painting techniques bring these figures to life in a way no others can do...waiting to see the finished piece...take care
    Bonnie

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  10. Your work is stunning, but so are your thoughts around your work. Thank you for sharing

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