Today I worked a painting a bow for the cherub painting. First I Started with free hand drawing. I used several references from a google search on "bows" I believe that the under drawing is very important since, it is the foundation of a painting
The drawing is a chaos. My technique for drawing starts with having multiple lines. Overlapping and free of most intention. I do not plan where the pencil goes. I mostly just feel for the line, and draw several times. I then choose the where the last line shall be based off of the 'chaos lines" i have made. I'm thinking of refining my drawing style by having more intention when drawing. I think that may boost my power levels.
Last is the color. I chose to paint a blue bow, so that the painting can have a harmonious color palette. This photo is after two layers of paint. I have three tones of blue I paint with. Next I will and a final color layer using the renaissance 'glaze" technique. I learned this new technique after seeing a video about the MONA LISA which is also a glaze painting.