This is the crab step-by step section, the second of maybe 4- part series of a panel I did for the International event for decorative painters called SALON. This particular gathering was in Hamburg, Germany and the theme was “the harbor”.
Here is the design that was drawn with transfer paper. The design was blown up first on my copy machine.
First, block in the color with care to honor your sketch lines.
Here, I concentrated on the halftone and accent tones on the ornamentation
Finishing with the outline, the crab came to life. Now I know how to finish off the ornamentation – based on the value and intensity of the crab.
I added strong highlights on the ornamentation.
Finally, the added outline on the ornament finished the design.
To see how I painted the Ornament click here