After all those eggs, it feels good to be painting something else besides eggs. Well, and eggs too.
This is how I start a drawing; by measuring the angles, horizontal lines, and vertical lines. It’s kind of like using a grid. For subjects that aren’t so man-made as this candle holder, I can often hold the grid and the lines in my head, but for this I needed to make sure that my horizontals were level (I tend to drift down when I draw horizontal lines), and that my verticals were really straight up and down. Before I start to paint, I’ll erase many of these lines, and lighten the rest. I’ll also erase lines that need to be soft edges, so that I don’t forget when I’m in the heat of applying pigment.
I’m not quite done with this drawing. There are a few area I want to perfect. But it’s pretty close. It’s been for this image that I’ve painted all those darn eggs.
Now I’m going to get to paint something else, and I’m eggs-cited.
4 thoughts on “Drawing a candle holder for beginning a watercolor painting”
You are funny! I guess we will see the finished egg holder in the next post?
I’m still working on it, but you’ll see it when I’m finished.
All of your work gives me that “Great Masters” feel! You do lovely work, I really enjoy it.
I’m glad you enjoy it. And thanks for the kind words.
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