Thursday, 1 November 2012

Autumn Scribe Part. 2

Below you can see more progress photos of 'Autumn Scribe'. As I gradually worked up the local colours I began to give everything more form by working out the light sources and cast shadows.




The lighting is surprisingly complicated in this painting. There is a cool natural back-light, warm candlelight that creates interesting shadows that is not very far reaching and a weak warm light source on the front so that you can see the details in the main character. The last light source probably wouldn't exist in real life but this is fantasy... so there!  

Autumn Scribe 
31 x 23cm 

Above is the final painting finished in watercolour with slight highlights in gouache. Below you can see the items that are meaningful to Suzanne I mentioned in my previous post. It was a lot of fun putting these in and it all adds to the narrative of the image.


7 comments:

Jeri Landers said...

Ah, little apples suddenly appear tucked in the corner! I like the addition of all the personal items worked into the art, I do that often, myself. Your illustration work is really fine, I love this painting.

celia.carlile@gmail.com said...

Brilliant as usual Chris.

SugarSnail Illustration said...

I love your style Chris, this piece is beautiful!

Chris Dunn said...

Thanks everybody, I'm glad you like it.

I forgot to mention the parkour flooring which is a nod to my father-in-law's childhood. Apparently he used to hide trinkets under loose tiles during particularly dull sermons at his village church in Norfolk.

Mónica Franzante said...

Cuál es el proceso (1° lápiz, 2° tinta y 3° acuarela?

Chris Dunn said...

@ Monica Franzante

My process is pencil line, sepia watercolour underpainting, watercolour glazes and then gouache highlights.

Maria said...

Absolutely lovely! I often call my husband to lunch--and he is too engrossed in his music to pay me any mind!!!