Ok I’ve gotten some more work done on the painting in the last month. I didn’t take as many pictures as I would have liked to show the progress, so I’ll have to make due with what I got.
The first thing I wanted to do was add the sky. I filled in all the sky areas of the painting with a nice flat black. Then I took some very dark blue and started to drag it across the black. I kept adding layers of continually lighter blue until I was able to get a nice effect of a sky blending down to the horizon.
I also added some glowing stars. And filled in the trees.
It’s now time for the shrubs. For these I used a method similar to the one I used for the sky. I filled all the shrub area in with pure black, Then I started adding dabs of gradually brighter green till I got the look I wanted.
Next it was the lanterns. I played with them for a while to get the glowing look that I wanted. Then I went and filled in the chairs with a flat burgundy. I’m going to then build it up with lighter colors till IO get them to look nice and plush.
And here is where I am now. The chairs are done and the Rabbit is nearly there. I need to finish his hands and his cup and then I’d like to add some highlights from the lanterns, darken in some areas and add his shadow to the chair.
I’ll have more updates soon.