I am continuing with the series I have been painting featuring wolves on the ice. I think they are amazing animals and they seem to really enjoy laying on the ice. This one is done on light grey velour paper.
I found that the darker papers, i.e. the middle range and darker greys were making my paintings dull and it was hard to get the lights bright enough. I also have a light blue paper that I am going to use on my next painting.
Here’s stage one :
I have started with a black drawing and I have begun to add some of the warm brown color to the fur. I also have begun a background of the ice. I will add more darks to the fur in the next stage.