So after many, many failed attempts at physically drawing out thumbnails and drawings of the griffin, I took a break from it for about a week because my brain was fried.
Although I had completed many sketches, they all looked a little too cartoony, and sometimes just down right funny. I know my husband had a few laughs. He said “you don’t have it in you to make a fierce creature.” I understand why he would think that. One side of my brain is about happy puppies and silly snakes, you can see at Snootle.com and the last time I tried to make a gargoyle, it came out like this:
So today, I tried something different, no thumbnails, no nothing but a brush and my own kind of automatic drawing of a griffin. At least with the outline, you can see where this painting is going. The griffin is high on top of a mountain, overlooking a valley below.
The sky is going to be dramatic with stars, and a sunset. The valley is going to be northern plains-like, with some hills in the distance to make the sun peak over the horizon.
At least there is a clear vision of the painting. The art adventure continues.
If you missed out on the previous posts, here they are: