This is the last of the Chocolate Orange I got for Christmas from my mother-in-law. I was going to sketch it and write the story and had everything arranged to draw. Then Hubby came up behind me, snatched the last slice and took a bite.
"Hey! I was gonna draw that!"
"Oops, sorry" as he lays the half eaten slice back on the foil.
He trots to the kitchen and returns with a Snickers bar which he flings on my desk.
"Here, draw that."
"But it doesn't have a story!"
"Well, what's left of the chocolate orange really has a story now."
He had a point.
Really overworked this one with the shading on the box. Ugh. Should have left it unshaded and not been so ticky about it. It looked great right up to the time I added the first bit of Payne's Gray. Then I watched it go into the weeds...there it goes...I couldn't stop the disaster. Made a big ol' box of mud.
I usually spend about 15 minutes painting and that includes drying time. I spent close to two hours on this. With sketch painting, faster is better. Must. Remember. This.
The page looked nekkid after I was finished painting, so I thought I would throw a little splatter on there to liven things up. It was a good idea but badly executed. There must be a trick to that splatter business that I don't know.
To me this page still looks dull and lacking...lacking what I don't know.