THE EYES OF THE TIGER

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lewis Isaac Testa Founder of Art Feeds Hunger: "NEW PASTEL"

Lewis Isaac Testa Founder of Art Feeds Hunger: "NEW PASTEL": I just finished this pastel of a Zebra. I have been away from doing pastels for a while as I was doing Graphite and charcoal pieces. I had a...

"NEW PASTEL"

I just finished this pastel of a Zebra. I have been away from doing pastels for a while as I was doing Graphite and charcoal pieces. I had a great time doing this pastel. I hope you like it.
This is the finished Pastel Painting.
These are the steps one through 4 that I went through to finish this Pastel Painting.




Friday, February 10, 2017

Lewis Isaac Testa Founder of Art Feeds Hunger: LAUNCHING MY NEW WEBSITE AND STORE

Lewis Isaac Testa Founder of Art Feeds Hunger: LAUNCHING MY NEW WEBSITE AND STORE: This is the new and improved website and store for Art Feeds Hunger. I hope you like it. Please tell all your friends to visit and refer it ...

LAUNCHING MY NEW WEBSITE AND STORE

This is the new and improved website and store for Art Feeds Hunger. I hope you like it. Please tell all your friends to visit and refer it to their friends. Lets help the children together.
Click on the link Below:
https://www.artfeedshunger.co

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lewis Isaac Testa Founder of Art Feeds Hunger: NEW PAINTING

Lewis Isaac Testa Founder of Art Feeds Hunger: NEW PAINTING: This is a commissioned portrait of a horse I just finished in pastels. These are the 5 stages The Painting went through. I left out the Dra...

NEW PAINTING

This is a commissioned portrait of a horse named Domino I just finished in pastels. These are the 5 stages The Painting went through.
I left out the Drawing stage as it is a very rough one.
For the lay-in. I wanted to cover the entire surface with pastel to get a good idea of what I have to concentrate on first. This also establishes the color theme as well as the balance of the subject in the overall painting.

The next stage is to get the darks and lights more balanced as well as establishing more detail to the main subject of the painting.
You can see I had to redraw the lifted leg as it was not correct. The stages we go through are to always keep correcting the drawing, values, as well as the detail.

I now start to blend all the surfaces to soften all the edges. This helps to direct the eye where I want the viewer to look. I am also establishing the background from the foreground. I am constantly concentrating on the drawing.

You can see the obvious changes I have made in the detail of the horse and the background. I want you to notice the lifted leg as I further corrected the structure of it. I have also added color to the background and detail in the grass. I thought this was finished until I noticed that there was no shadow under the horse. So the fifth stage started.

This is the final stage of the painting. I put the shadow under the horse as well as lightening the light areas. I also darkened the darks and tweaked the drawing for the last time.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

MY NEW WEB PAGE AND STORE

Here is my new web page and a store I have been working on for the past 3 or 4 weeks. Let me know what you think.
artfeedshunger.co