Bear Final Mixed Media

Ooh, the bear! He was the most difficult of the pieces by far, in every way imaginable. First the problems with browns I described in a previous post about the rabbit, which I ended up solving by using acrylic washes instead of ink ones to start with, to get better shades of brown. Then just the problems of his overlapping fur, which took a lot of time to get right at every stage. And finally this was the most accident prone piece, I poured a whole bottle of burnt sienna over a drawing with ink lines I had just finished. Somehow it managed not to actually soil any other pieces lying around on the table though, so I guess I should really thank my lucky stars for that one!

I did a lot of color pencil work on this one on top of the washes, and I’m pretty happy with the color shifts I was able to achieve that way. I’ll probably continue to experiment with the use of the colored pencils and acrylics in the future, to see if I can do other cool stuff with them that I’d like.

Bear Final Mixed Media

Bear Final Mixed Media

Bear Final Mixed Media

Bear Final Mixed Media

Bear Final Mixed Media

See full post here: jaanaheiska.com/blog2014-01-12.