Let me introduce you to "Fang". Don't let looks deceive you, he is more vicious than he looks! My son's Venus Flytrap plant was the inspiration for this painting. It made me think how nature uses different ways to lure its prey. As in nature, we are also enticed and tempted by lots of different things that surround us from day to day.
Initial sketch on hot pressed 140 lb watercolour paper.
Blocking in colours and getting some detail into the skin with acrylics and caran d'ache II watersoluble crayons.
Working on the horsefly and foreground details, also a little graphite pencil here and there for added definition.
I am not overly happy with the background colour and the hair looking a bit too much like spaghetti!
Close up of horsefly and spider.
Finished artwork, I decided to change the background to soft shades and tones of purple and soften the hair up.
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Anyhoo! I hope you have enjoyed my first blog post, comments are welcome and encouraged. Thanks!