Continuing my Work in Progress of the third picture my picture book, The Spy Game.

I added some plants to the background up against a fence:
Black-eyed Susans, mixed Caladiums (painted) and a Purple Hydrangea bush.
I used the New Simple Water brush to add color to the sky behind the fence.
The New Simple Water brush as you can see does NOT disrupt the painting in from of it! It is the same brush that can be used to add the green tint to sunglasses on a pair of finished eyes such as in my painting The Swim Party or add a bit of red to sky in my Early Morning Mist
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My Work in Progress! The third picture for my third book, The Spy Game. 8-12-11

I haven't a clue what the background for this picture with be. I'll come up with it though.  :D

Corel Painter has a cool tool called Straight Line Strokes which I used to make the rope in the picture straight in places. For the color I used an orange with high lights in yellow using the scratchboard Tool and then
used a tint blender to mix in the colors.
 

Using what is called a Scratchboard Tool, much like a fine felt marker, I darken Eddie's hair. For the shirt, I used French
Ultramarine (a blue) :D with a captured bristles brush and used a darken blue with New simple water brush which I shaded the shirt with. I love this brush. You can add shadows to anything with it. You can even add the shaded glass to a pair of sunglasses!
 

Using Corel Painter Essentials 4, an digital art program, I started with the puppy painting it a mix of yellow ochre, lemon yellow and touches of orange. For Eddie's hair I started with copper. I used a fine camel brush and a tapered camel brush.
 

This is the original drawing for the third picture.
 







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