Returned from a recent trip to Banff where the photographic opportunities are boundless. The Vermillion Lakes are a great location for bird-watching and snapping some terrific images (especially by using the reflections in the water)!
Banff is a Canadian national park and as such really cares for its wild animal populations. The area's water supply -- from the Bow River that is fed by the Columbia Glacier and mountain snow melts -- winds its way far beyond Calgary.
Yesterday, I completed the drawing on the right using Caran d-Ache Supracolor II Soft pencils.
The drawing was then used as the base for the digitally-edited/-enhanced version on the left. The finished image was painted and areas blended, and it includes two of my photo images for the background/effects.
I'm learning about face shading and layering by using Photoshop. The pencils are challenging to get the layering effects I want...could be my limited experience using the pencils too.
In any case, I'm liking the results. The finished image has more human character than the digital drawings I've done over the last few years (as you can sell a selection of along the left side of this blog)!
This piece was inspired through work done in class work offered by Tamara Laporte from Willing Arts Ltd. For more information, visit this link: www.willowing.org.