"WE ARE IMPORTANT!!"
(You knew this, didn't you?)
As you may notice, however, it is called Rabbit Room ARTS, not just RABBIT or even just RABBIT ROOM. The art part is somewhat important, too.
(I should note here that it is important to me. If rabbits had their way...well...you know what would happen.)
In any case, since Rabbit Room Arts denotes an art part, I thought I would tell you about what I'm up to painting wise.
If you used to read the Rabbits' and my last blog, Ordinary Enchantment, then you know that I went on a trip to Italy in October of 2010 and that I took a LOAD of pictures. Over a thousand in my 3 week stay. My plan was to come home and paint lots of paintings based on my photos.
But, you know how life has a way of getting in the way of all your fun sometimes? Well, that happened a little, and here it is March of 2012, and I am Just now getting around to my plan.
Oh, well. These things happen.
At any rate, I am going to be participating in an event here in Erie called Arts and Drafts. It is held here twice a year at our local Brewpub, the Brewerie, and it involves (as the name would suggest) Art and Drafts. Also Music, though that falls under the category of Art.
It is this event, coming up March 29, 30, and 31, that has lit a fire under my painting hand and has made me get going on my now years old plan.
Today, I thought I'd show you a few things I'm working on that are actually in process. I always enjoy seeing the process of other artists. (It may not be interesting to you, so if it's not, LOOK AWAY. Also, if it's not, you've just wasted a few minutes reading this for no reason, and I am sorry about that. Feel free to review Tuesday's Danger Bunny.)
If you are interested, then by all means, look now!
It starts with a pencil sketch:
Then I do a rough draft in black paint to lay it out:
Next, I start adding color:
And another example of added color (sorry about the glare):
Those of you who are artists out there: what is your process?
Alternatively, send a picture of a Rabbit.