Monday, May 11, 2009

Emperor Penguin Painting

Here is my first animal painting done in acrylic, it's made on 8x10 inch stretched canvas. It was tougher to do than the landscapes I've been painting up to now. I wasn't sure whether I should first paint the background in completely and then paint the penguins over it or if I should paint the background around them. I decided to outline the penguins in pencil on the canvas and then I went ahead and painted the background overlapping the pencil outline. It worked okay, I think I need more practice though, but overall I'm happy with the painting.

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