Monday, October 3, 2011

Oaxacan Hummingbird, Stage 5 COMPLETE!

^ The first couple of flower stems are colored.

^ Flower stems finished.

^ Shading the flowers begins with a complementary underpainting.

^ The flowers, referenced from Hummingbirds of Costa Rica, resemble chili peppers.

^ Coloring over the underpainting produces rich hues.

^ The Oaxacan Hummingbird is finished!

^ Compare my color palette prior to coloring the final piece...

^ upon the Hummer's completion. I wore some of the pencils down to nubs.
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