Since I can't do full reveals until after the opening on FRIDAY - for a little pre-show treat I'm going to share some of my research, inspiration, sketches, and general making-of for this exhibit. You know, for all two of you who care about that sort of thing :)
|Here's the sketches laid out over some of the reference for color blocking. As you can see both color and layout have changed quite a bit since my first stab at it.|
Next - textures!
|The refined sketches before being transferred to their panels|
For the small, 3 painting set I was inspired by the owl you see there in the reference below. His eyes look like windows into the cosmos O_O It was love at first sight. Ironic because apparently he is blind. I was taken with the idea of the blind predator and moved forward with that, incorporating a fox, a snake, and an owl. I chose the fox image below as reference because I felt the snow on the black of the ears looked like stars.
If you made it this far, you get to see all the animal paintings NOW! Yay, you!
Now, REJECTED! These poor little sketches never made it past the doodle stage. I still see potential in them though and who knows, maybe they'll turn up sometime down the road.... Oh yes, and that one little painting that just didn't quite fit in with the grouping so, it gets nixed!
That's all for now, I'll update this post after the opening!