The finished "Hay Maze" Piglet Art
I truly love how this piece came out. I've been amazed at the pure color and beautiful brushwork of Angela Moulton's paintings. Every time I see her latest collection on YouTube, I am awestruck at how pure the background color is. So I wanted to try my hand at upping background color value in my work. Below is how I started:
Hay Maze Start
Here, I establish the main layout and gesture of this piglet's face. I'm striving for something that looks painterly, yet would bring a smile to the face of the viewer, so this stage is important. Also, color values on the pig are being set.
Hay Maze about halfway
This is where I put that rich background color in. Notice some neutral colors in with the bright. I wouldn't want all bright green here as it would be like all caps when texting. I'll re-post the final Hay Maze below: