The change was partly motivated by practicality. I've been gathering supplies to ship ahead and I have decided that my larger registration jig is more than I want to deal with. But of course that's the jig I used for the gerenuk, so something had to be started with my smaller setup.
Enter another little magpie piece. In total it will involve just seven color passes, and I can say that with confidence because the first six are already done! The seventh will be finished on site next week.
|Step 1: Light blue|
|Step 2: Gray. The apparent bands of color are an artifact of my camera|
phone and the fluorescent light over my table.
|Step 3: Ochre to brown blend.|
|Step 4: A second ochre to brown blend.|
|Step 5: A rusty brown. It looks very orange in the photo, but it's not really.|
|Step 6: Would you believe this color pass was blue?|
The apparent dark brown of Step 6 was achieved with the application of a transparent blue over the rusty brown. Basic color theory at work: complimentary colors (opposites on the color wheel) mixed together to create more neutral hues. The final color will be a blue-black, so using a transparent blue at this stage should support that and keep it from being too brown.
It's a "quick-and-dirty" demo piece, given that I didn't even have an image in mind three days ago, but I think it will do the trick. Whew. Now I can think about all the other things I have to do before I go!