Painting a Princess Update (from my Patreon page)

Well, we are now in the home stretch if I can keep my moral up.  I am doing my taxes now so that remains to be seen.  Anyway, I have been playing with where and how I want to place the individual elements and working on finishing the Carrie Fisher portrait.  I have been tweaking some areas of Carrie’s face given some ideas I had on improving the transitions.  The results were good but now I need to get to work on the hair to pull it all together.  From there it is a matter of adding her to the background and playing with some ideas I have for effects.  All in all, some of the hardest parts are done.

New $5 Reward (from my Patreon account)

For this week’s $5 reward I uploaded a copy of some fox kits I started working on in watercolor but did not finish.  I keep using the wrong paper for working watercolor because I do not like the feel of the paper that should be used.  Sigh.  Anyway, the image is not too bad and shows some potential.  In addition, I uploaded a copy of the Y-Wing image above.  For the most part it is the finished version of the ones I will use in the Carrie Fisher tribute I have been working on.  I may tweak it a little more but not a lot.

The reason I did not post yesterday was because I have not been working on my art much lately and chose to paint instead.  I let life get in the way.  I had hoped to have this on the final background before I posted it again, but I did not get that far.  However, I can say that I am ready to set up the final canvas and to begin placing the separate components (Carrie Fisher, Y-Wings, Planet).  Hopefully soon I will be sharing the complete picture.

Y Wing Update (from my Patreon page)

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Here is where I am with the Y Wing part of my Carrie Fisher tribute.  I have had to back track a few times and undo parts I was not happy with.  I finally decided to work from the cockpit backwards, which seems to be working better for me; however, this will never be an honest reproduction.  My goal is to create a strong enough image that at a smaller size will not be off so far that it is jarring.  I am glad I was able to finally add the R2 unit and I think the cockpit module looks good although I have to place the forward guns yet.

Speaking of Star Wars vehicles, I tried to make my own Imperial Walker out of cardboard from a picture in my vinyl soundtrack slip cover.  I never got further than the head but it wasn’t too bad for the time, given I was in junior high.  They are the coolest vehicles in the series.

Project Update (from my Patreon page)

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Here is the progress of the pieces that will become my Carrie Fisher tribute.  Both are on temporary backgrounds so that I can see the painting better, while Leia is further along, the Y-Wing is still very basic (mostly undercoat).  Once i get the y-Wing finished, I can add as many as I like but I am only planning on two right now.  I will add exhaust trails when I place them on the space background.

Gold Wing Ready (from my Patreon page)

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Here is the drawing of the Y-Wing I want to put into my Carrie Fisher tribute.  It is only a fair approximation taken from an image at a different angle and I am not a patient draftsman, which is why I generally stay away from mechanical drawings.  I am hoping when I get it into gimp that I can soften it to washout some of the poor draftsmanship.  I also plan to rotate and make a pair for the painting.  Basically, I have to do post production on my canned film.  Hopefully you won’t critique too hard on this one.  LOL.