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Basic line drawing

Strathmore Illustration Board 20” x 28”

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Background color blocking

The illustration board was not primed, which made for a very quick and overly absorptive surface. Not smooth, but very fast…

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Background color and detail

Trying to stay nearly monotone with bluish-grey shades

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Base block color for the toucanets

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Basic color layout for the toucanets

Using transparent layers of acrylic to achieve luminous finish for the large cecropia leaves. This is a theme that I’ve come back to, several times. It’s a scene that I lived at Henri Pittier National Park in Venezuela. A lot of reminiscing a longing goes into this painting….

Using transparent layers of acrylic to achieve luminous finish for the large cecropia leaves. This is a theme that I’ve come back to, several times. It’s a scene that I lived at Henri Pittier National Park in Venezuela. A lot of reminiscing a longing goes into this painting….

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Building luminous back-lighting for the cecropia leaves

Later I will adjust the tone of the toucanets