Tinkerer WIP

This is a piece that I haven't touched in about a year and a half. I have some WIPs in my scrapbook section in DA, and when I was looking to develop a piece for my portfolio, this stuck out. Right now it's in grisaille form, but it will be focused and realized with discernible material textures, light, and expression.

I am saying all of this because I want Roz to kick my ass if I get off track. I tend to freak out and bring a piece to a close before I realize it's full potential. I promise to patiently model all of the elements so that a traveling eye can find entertainment. I do love a painterly texture, so I'll say in advance that I don't intend for everything to be fully-focused and plastic.

*hands Roz the Wiffle Ball bat*

You know what to do if the need arises...

tamaelia 13 years ago
I have been waiting for you to come back to this one! Can hardly wait to see you bring out the details
Jetamio 13 years ago
Aye I remember the first sketch for this too, I want to see it finished too!
Eve 13 years ago
Oh yay! I loved this one already, so will love it even more as you develop it
Den 13 years ago
I remember this! And I agree, can't wait to see it finished
ROzbeans 13 years ago
Oooooooh gorgeous detail on this one!!!
Wystro 13 years ago
Fussing out more details in the background

Wystro 13 years ago
Verileah 13 years ago
Yay for books!

This piece delights me.
Wystro 13 years ago
Squirrel refinement, shelf correction, robot lower body, some drapery on the figure and curtain, tentative start on the bird head. I'm taking one-hour shifts with time in between -- I realize that I have a fatigue point with detail work. The crack in the plaster will return a little later.

SnowDragon 13 years ago
Love how its turning out Wystro. I can't wait to see this one completed
Rae 13 years ago
I am glad you have come back to this one. The extra details really are something special. I love the squirrel. Did you do something more to the books? They don't seem as crisp, or perhaps they are a little lighter. I can't wait to see it finished though.
Wystro 13 years ago
I knocked back the dark on the books, but I still have their original range preserved in an earlier copy. Keeping them dark was causing me to make the rest of the picture dark, and I'm trying to keep everything high-key in preparation for adding color.


Edit: fehhhh....I changed it back to it's original intensity!

Rae 13 years ago
Oh good, so I am not going crazy? I wondered if I was just seeing things. I think the color will be nice. But honestly, it is such a great piece that it has a nice feel even in the gray tones.
Wystro 13 years ago
I may end up making it more of a sepia tone. I have an image in my head very much like Kansas in the Wizard of Oz -- wondrous but in a very dusty, humble way. This will definitely not be technicolor!
Rae 13 years ago
lol, no munchkins? I think the sepia will be nice. Hard to say which I would like better. Technicolor might be a bit distracting. I like where the bird is heading. It doesn't get quite as lost.
Eve 13 years ago
I think the squirrel is my fav bit so far anyway Coming along quite nicely hon *hug*
Adiene 13 years ago
looking great I loves it so far . Specially that squirrel! hehe
Wystro 13 years ago
Tinkered butterfly placement...

Sometimes when I brainstorm, I print out a picture and sketch over the printout. Then I cut and paste the sketched parts so that I can put things where I want them. This piece has been such a quiet grind that I felt the need to add something happy and intrusive. When this is done, I don't want to just be happy with the detail and finish -- I want a piece that I can love that has a breath of life.

I'm also trying a color burn layer over the picture to see how the sepia feels.

Lessa 13 years ago
I was gonna suggest a butterfly or two in the window, but I didnt want to impose or suggest anything you wouldnt want to do
Wystro 13 years ago
Hmmmm....I think your suggestion reached me anyway! I was wondering why I had this sudden urge to put in butterflies of all things. The more the merrier -- it's a fairy-tale picture after all =)