I moved a little further on my latest miniature ACEO ( a tiny 3.5" x 2.5" painting) today. I began adding layers of Prisma colored pencil and redefining the areas of focus for this painting. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I plan on having the main focal point of the piece center around the little Cottontail rabbit and his bright eye. I believe in a great composition, the viewer's eyes needs to move around the piece in an enjoyable way. Almost like a visual dance where the eye starts at one point in the painting, is drawn to different areas, meanders along pleasant passages, and then is brought back to a main spotlight of the composition.
Right now this little painting is rather muddy and unrefined, but as I begin to layer and burnish the pigment, (as well as employ a secret technique that I invented), the strength, detail and richness will begin to emerge.
(Saturday's progress below)
Here is a slide show of each step in the creative process for "Spring Bunny 2010".