mixed media 14X17
This one was definitely challenging... I had a difficult time with settling them into the background and only came up with the fallen snow today... I started this piece over a month ago. It was a painful and drawn out process, haha! But the end result is satisfactory and interesting, I think.
I started it with just graphite and watercolor. I wanted it to be minimalistic and more of a feeling, less of an illustration. That initial goal was not met. The combination of graphite pencil and watercolor turned out muddy and with poor lighting. I'm glad I left the spirit in graphite... I was able to salvage the Bison despite the muddy colors and bad contrast, with the help of acrylic paints and colored pencils and gel pen. Phew! So there are five mediums in this piece, on watercolor paper.
Each of these pieces have been a bit of an experiment... I very nearly failed this one.
Thoughts and critiques are very welcome!SDG