Monday, October 29, 2012

Pigment on a Pony (Part II)

After the roses were placed on the Fraley pony and she was primed and given a chance to dry, the tedious process of laying color down began.

Every artist has their own technique and this technique is the one I prefer. In short, I use pigments (or crushed pastels) then layers of oils, then layers (and details) of acrylic, then more pigments to color one piece. It's a constant flow of media back and forth. The unifying element to all these mediums is Krylon Crystal Clear FLAT. It allows coverage of all mediums and has a soft tooth when dry.

The process within the pictures below are the pigment portion. This piece has approx four layers of pigment. It doesn't look like much, but in the end it will all make sense.

Fraley pony prepped, primed and ready for
the first layers of pigment.

She'll be a dappled grey so I start
painting the darker areas first.

Applying darker areas first give me
better guidance when laying down the body color on a dappled grey.

No dapples yet, not at this stage.
Dappled are applied later.

Last coat of pigment. Next step: Acrylic application.

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