Friday, January 30, 2009

Morning Devotions WIP 3

Here is an update on my new inspirational painting.

The yellowy area on the cup will be getting toned down a bit. Worked on the saucer quite a bit, but I can see I still need to do some more work. I'll have to go over the placemat some more on the left side. You can see where it is still so rough looking. I'm having a very difficult time trying to even coming close to filling the tooth, and I usually don't have a problem with that on sanded paper, so that tells you just how coarse this paper really is. You can see the coarseness in the close-up pic I provided. I also provided greyscales of both pics.

I still need to work just a bit more on the back part of the napkin too. Not too much, but some tweaking needs to be done there.

I have done some more on the book since the photo and I will be starting on the grapes this weekend. I didn't get too much done this week. It turns out I worked a full week afterall. Next week I'll probably have my hours cut. If so, I'll have more time to put into it.

Anyway, it's coming along. I hope to be near completion within two weeks.


  1. coming along nicely :) the open part of the book cover looks a little odd to me, might be because there isn't' a shadow under it, I know if its supposed to be lying flat there wouldn't be a shadow but it doesn't come off as lying flat. does that make sense?

  2. Thanks Jen. The left side of the book is opened on a slant. The reason you don't see a shadow beneath it is because that is the very side the lighting is coming from. The lighting is also down low so it shines under the left side of the book. The shadow from the book is on the other side. I think that's what you were talking about. If not, let me know.