Here is what it looks like after I add the Find Edges filter under Stylize in Photoshop, change it to black and white, and then adjust the Levels a bit. This really helps me to see the values.
I spent a good part of the day yesterday with my artist friend, Nancy. We went into Ann Arbor to the Scrap Box and the Treasure Mart. I had a lot of fun as I always do when I spend time with her. When I got home, I almost immediately came into the art room and began on my next layer on my work in progress. I am quite pleased with how it turned out and now feel ready to put the finishing touches on it.
I also grabbed the innards of a book whose covers I am going to use to make a sketchbook and began to draw birds. I drew their outlines first and then used colored pencils to color them. They are cut out and ready to be added to the canvas, but first I think I am going to draw some branches and maybe use some of the 101 Artist's Cement to make some of the leaves 3-D.
Here are the two birds so far. Notice that the bluebird lost one of his legs when I was cutting him out. I'll have to deal with that when I am affixing him to the canvas.
I am beginning to feel really excited about this project, and feel the ideas in my head beginning to work themselves out.
I am going to a MIABA meeting in Portage all day tomorrow, so will put off working more on this probably until Sunday. That is, of course, unless I get more of it done today.
My Faces in Technicolor class with Sharon Tomlinson began today and I am really excited to get started. I've watched the first video and am working on my first assignment. When I get to the actually "making a face" part I will share what I am doing. My internet connection has such constraints on it as far as how many MB I am allowed to use in a day that I think I may take the laptop to a friendly WIFI place and have some coffee and watch videos to my heart's content.
So much to do, so little time......