Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Drawing Flies 52_15 Gold Ribbed Hares Ear

Drawing Flies 52_15 Gold Ribbed Hares Ear- Watercolor and Gouache.

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Swing by Jason's blog to check out his rendition of the of the Hares Ear!

Tech Info-Decide to create this rendition using a very limited palette. I used ultramarine blue and burnt sienna and white gouache. I started by laying in a medium value wash using a burnt sienna and a touch of ultramarine blue to gray it down a bit. I basically painted in the silhouette of the fly first. I then came back in with a darker mixture and less water an placed the darks. To finish it off I added some white gouache to the mix to add some highlights and the gold color to the rib. The last shape I painted was the cast shadow on the ground.

If I had to pick one fly that has the most casting hours it would be the hares ear. This fly is at the top of my list of the "6 must have" flies.

1 comment:

Jason Borger said...

Really liking it, Jeff! We may have both gone for more subdued palettes, but your rendition really has "presence" (good choice on the paper stock, too). I think the use of ultramarine was pretty much right-on to balance the overall color range. I also think this one will likely end up in my "Jeff's top 10" when this all over...