Saturday, April 4, 2009
Tarzan and Mary Jane - SOLD
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My personal assignment here
was to paint a subject in a loose style that contained type. I wanted to handle the type in a way that would look appropriate with loose brushwork in the other areas of the painting. I began my painting with a pencil drawing, including the type and sprayed it with retouch varnish. This allowed me to paint with glazes and most color with the pencil drawing showing through. After applying the yellow and reds, I was able to go back in with black paint to paint over the visible type. It was a very successful method that I saw on a blog somewhere but can't remember who to give the credit to.
This old Tarzan book was my mom's when she was a girl and I can remember this candy as a favorite when I was a child. I got the idea when seeing the Mary Jane's at our local Cracker Barrel restaurant. At first I was just going to paint the candy but thought the book would be a nice addition.
Just a note (or question): I noticed a week ago that my "user stats" on my blogger profile page quit counting. I know that I've had a lot of visitors from my Feedjit gadget, but wondered if anyone else has had the same thing happen with their blogger stats?
Update on blogger counters: The change to the profile counter is intentional due to a "performance/design compromise". It appears that accurate counts were producing problems for sites with high traffic.
It is suggested that you upload widget for counting such as "stat counter" or "sitemeter". I have found them to be very informative and an excellent tool.