Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tut's Throne - left pillar almost done

Today I painted the underpainting on the left pillar. I have worked on the already painted area too, "breaking" the too monotonous color. If you look at the lower part of the pillar, you'll notice the colors are brighter and flatter. Will work on them more once they have dried a bit.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Tut's Throne - pillar on the left

And the underpainting progresses. The idea is to have the "moonglow" effect on the underpainting, and this seems to be about right in that respect.
I have mostly concentrated on the light here - shadows will come with the color stage.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tut's Throne - left side canopy's underpainting done

Finished with the left side of the underpainting of the canopy above the royal couple. Next I'll be moving down the "pillar" on the left.

I paint from left to right to my hand won't smudge the wet oil paint.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tut's Throne - upper left again

Only had a little time today, so I just painted these stones below the cobras.

Tut's Throne - The whole painting so far

And this is the progress of the whole painting so far.

Tut's Throne - Working on the cobras

Worked on underpainting of the cobras on the upper left. The cobra was the symbol of the protection of the fiery power of the god Ra.

The cobra goddess who protected the pharaoh was called Wadjet, the Eye of Ra. She was the goddess of Buto, and was considered to be the personification of the Lower Egypt (that is: the northern part of Egypt). She was present in the crown of the king together with her sister, the vulture goddess Nekhbet. Together they represented the Upper and Lower Egypt and symbolized the king's rule of the whole country.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tut's Throne - first brush strokes

The first brush strokes of the underlayer. I'm not doing too sharp details at this stage - the time for that will come with the color layers.

Look a bit like lace, doesn't it?