Jezebel

laika

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Egg tempera on 5x5 hardboard panel. From photo by KreativeK. Needs a bit of shadow to anchor her hamper/bed.
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Donna T

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Jezebel looks completely relaxed. This is so nice! I agree that a little shadow wouldn't hurt. Do you do any kind of underpainting for tempera paintings? I don't know much about it.
 

Artyczar

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Love this! Something about the way you did the textures in her fur and the line work of the basket. It's a super cool piece! ♥️ ♥️ ♥️
 

laika

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Thanks for the encouraging words, snoball, Donna T, Arty, Lazarus.
Do you do any kind of underpainting for tempera paintings?
Not necessarily. Some iconographers paint/write from dark to light in layers, so I guess that the bottom layer (proplasmos) could be considered an underpainting, especially on the flesh areas. I'm aghast every time I see that dark proplasmos color get slopped on over a detailed drawing of facial features o_O
 

Terri

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This is beautiful, Lamar! I love the brushwork here, these long lovely lines. So stylized! Those blue eyes are hypnotic.

Jezebel is one cool cat! ❤
 

laika

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An innocent look belies those claws!😂
I rather like this … never used the medium but maybe should try it! Are mistakes difficult to deal with?
Thank you, Maureen! I'm pretty sure that those are out in the original photo.

A recent mistake could be rewetted and lifted, but care would have to be taken not to lift more than the mistake. A mistake that was dried and set could be scratched out with a fine blade and/or sanded. Egg tempera dries to the touch very quickly, but it's somewhat fragile until it really dries.
 

KreativeK

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That's her! My sweet Jezebel, and she looks so sweet in her little round comfy bed. A great job, Lamar!
 
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