Scapegoat is mostly done. Had to make a hard decision about the lower background and this seemed to be the solution that I liked other than that he came out pretty good I think, he fits the feeling I want for this piece. I still want to fiddle with his horns a little, maybe stripes.....
I'm starting another piece for my show in mid April with Alix Evendorff, an abstract expressionist. Keeping with the trend that asserted itself a couple of months ago the next piece is "scapegoat". This show has picked me instead of the other way around. Usually I pick a theme for a show then produce pieces that fit that theme exploring different aspects of an idea, for instance, the last show I did was about looking at negative space with the predator vs prey idea. This time the ideas are coming so fast I find myself overwhelmed and almost paralyzed, it's been hard to keep up, so many directions all at once.
Started my drawing from reference material but not quite done.
I have been cooking this idea of doing a Judas goat for a number of months. The one I am working on now is just the beginning of this idea which has so many possibilities. The Judas goat as you might imagine is a betrayer. He is trained to lead the lambs to the slaughter house. I wonder if he feels anything.
background blocked in more work on that at the end
finished background until the end which I will work on it some more
doing the goats first, I always start with the eyes
more detail now it's time to work on the other items then I will go back finish details on the animals and heart and finish up the background. Looks like another long day on this, so happy the weather is crappy I can work guilt free. What a luxury to be working 8 hours, pretty much nonstop!!