Monday, November 12, 2012

Peppermint, wip

Drawing a little peppermint candy. Its starting to 'get there'. There's really not much there, colorwise. Its all white and clear, then those pops of red. So its a challenge! I'm using Polychromos and Lyras so far. And its 6 x 8 (well, the paper is 6 x 8. The candy is about 5.5" wide. Which is about 3 times actual size.)

Here's how it looked before I started adding the red. I wanted to establish the values in the twists and fold and shadow before I got into the fun color part.

And here's how it looked when I'd barely started - and this is darkened up quite a bit just so it would show up on the screen. Very very very light applications of soft greys to get it going.

What's funny is that I don't even like these candies. I'm not a 'mint' person at all. But I think these are really pretty to look at, and after all, it is almost Christmas, so I thought I'd do something seasonal. I'm thinking of doing some little cards with this image, if there's time. Meanwhile, I have a whole bag of these in the cupboard, which are in no danger at all of ever being eaten (which I can't say for anything chocolate!).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love gingerbread houses for the same reason -- getting to draw all that colorful candy! That's my next project.