4.04.2008

The Progression of Skylar ~ ACEO by Scout


Here is the completed ACEO. Scout's commentary and the stages of this beautiful artwork follow. The last photo below is the next-to-last stage. This is a gift from Scout to our etsy friend, Six, of sixsisters.etsy.com. You will want to visit her shop. To see more of Scout's artwork, visit our etsy shop, joonbeam.


No. 1 is the inked stage. I don't have a picture of the sketch because I didn't think to take pictures until this morning.


No. 2 is when I added the highlights. The ones on the wings were later darkened because they didn't show up on the dark green color I chose.

Now I colored and shaded the skin. I'm very happy with this stage because I love shading skin...

Now, after much color contemplation, I added in the wings and hair. You can see how much darker those highlights on the wings got.

Everything sort of started bursting with color when I finished the shirt and colored the braid. At first mom thought this was the finished stage.


After I added the background with a mixture of black and brown markers and pencils, I realized Skylar, the Character, stuck out too much, so I really darkened up the shading on the hair, wings, and clothes. This ended up helping the image because it heightened the effect of a glow coming from the middle of the picture.


And I finally added the "energy ball" with paint! After this, I waited for it to dry and added the finishing touch of a little bit of blue shading inside the white. I'm really quite pleased with the way it came out, and I hope you like it, Six!

11 comments:

ZudaGay said...

Absolutely wonderful, Scout!!! I love how it turned out and I enjoyed seeing and reading your process!!

Precious Quilts said...

Amazing! I bet your Mum is soooooooooooo proud of you, we are!!!

Chauncey said...

Scout, that was fabulous. I loved seeing the beginning to end process. You are a very talented artist.

blazingneedles said...

It was terrific to see how this was done!

blazingneedles

Beth said...

Beautiful work, loved seeing all the stages.

liv said...

I really enjoyed seeing and reading about the steps in making your wonderful art work.

Rose said...

You are a totally awesome artist Scout... I really liked seeing your process, and learned a lot too.

Sixsisters said...

This is Amazing Scout ! I am thrilled to be getting such a beautiful piece of your work. Thank you very much. Joan :)

Liz said...

Brilliant, Scout - thank you for showing us all the stages.

Kitty said...

That looks great, Scout! Like others have said, it was really cool to see the progression! Great job, and thanks! :)

missknits said...

wow that is just awesome to show is kind of step by step like that. love it!!