Outburst – in progress

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

This one started out relatively smoothly until I realized that the background was anything but what I wanted it to be. Several attempts to solve the problem were unsuccessful, and for about a month I used every excuse to work on something else instead in hopes that the solution materializes in my head on its own. Before that happened, help came in the form of a demo by a very talented watercolorist, Terri Hill who gave a demo at FALC earlier this week. Just watching her do her magic got me out of the fog. The background is far from being finished, but at least we are moving again:

Outburst - colored pencil on drawing paper, 6 x 9, step 1

I am not sure how I ended up with the painterly background. It certainly was not a conscious decision, but I like the look:

Outburst - colored pencil on drawing paper, 6 x 9, step 2

Almost there:

Outburst - colored pencil on drawing paper, 6 x 9, step 3

Updated January 17, 2010
And I am going to call it done, nothing else to add to it:

Outburst - colored pencil on drawing paper, 6 x 9, step 4

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