Blue Darner Dragonfly
Mixed media on watercolor paper
Got ya with that title, didn't I? It is a birth of sorts...from sketch to finished painting.
As promised in my last post, I'm sharing a painting I did of a Blue Darner dragonfly.
This time I kept my iPhone camera next to me and snapped pictures of the work in progress.
I'm still having a hard time focusing so finishing anything right now seems like a huge accomplishment to me!
I hope you all enjoy this "birth of a dragonfly". :-)
Beginning with a contour sketch...
Laying in some colors
Adding dark colors to the leaves and body
The wings were a bitch. Took forever.
As a final touch I sprayed on some walnut ink. I plan on adding some iridescent acrylic ink in gold and white to the wing but this is pretty much the finished painting! Yay! I kinda like it!