Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Chief Chirpa

YUB NUB! Today I have for you a new traditionally painted Star Wars piece. This time around it is a small portrait of the Ewok, Chief Chirpa. I wanted to work a bit smaller for this one, see how quickly I could finish it and try out some new materials on it. I present you with a very small Chief Chirpa...

"Chief Chirpa"
  4 x 4
acrylic, pencil, and gouache on board
Original - SOLD
© 2014 Christopher Burdett

As with my other Star Wars piece I have been doing for myself the initial drawing is much larger then the final painting... this time even more so. The Chief Chirpa drawing is on 9 x 12 paper. Since I knew it was going to end up so much smaller I decided to work a little looser and quicker on the drawing. Once it was shrunk down to 4 x 4 it really tightened up and was perfect for the painting. Here is how the drawing turned out...

Chief Chirpa - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on paper
© 2014 Christopher Burdett

I was working very quickly on this one, but still managed to get some images of it along the way. There is only one gap when I realized I had not taken a photo in a while... but you should still see what I was doing... or not doing. Here is Chirpa coming together in paint form...

All images © 2014 Christopher Burdett

Here is another handy dandy animated gif of all those images so you can look at them all at once...

Chief Chirpa - Process progression

That is all for another exciting Wednesday on the blog, see you back here on Friday! Until then...

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