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Blue Moon

MHK 24 Jun 2019

Very much inspired by blue Moon but I took it in a very different direction but Bob’s night scene I love


lightsnow Community Helper

I really like your take on this one.

Like this very much. Silhouettes are great, so are snow/stars.

Adding in the wildlife to your paintings is really what's missing from Bob's. I'd love to know what method you use to accomplish this, as I doubt I could EVER draw in those animals accurately with a paint brush.

MHK Helpful Friendly User

I used graphite transfer paper to trace in the silhouettes. Then i covered the silhouette with masking tape and painted in the clouds. Once that was done I removed the masking tape and colored in the silhouettes

Thank you for the info. But it must've been quite tedious trimming the masking tape while on the canvas. Or did you just paint up close and then touch up around them with a script liner brush or something similar.

MHK Helpful Friendly User

It actually is not that complicated. What I did was put a cut out of the silhouette on a flat surface over a piece of masking tape. then I just cut the masking tape around the silhouette and then put that masking tape on the canvas before I started painting. it is not very complicated at all

MHK Helpful Friendly User

I was just teaching my 10-year-old son I will upload three photos that hopefully make it easy to understand

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Missing my friend MHK with his wonderful creations!!

MHK Helpful Friendly User

Thanks Voy- I'm still here just 4 kids home from school doesn't leave a mountain of available time ;-)

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Oh, indeed. I have only one 23 years' old thatis home from school. We are in a (soft) lockdown till mid January.
Still hope to catch you here soon again.
Stay safe my friend, and best of luck to you and your family!

MHK Helpful Friendly User

I live in Los Angeles and we're pretty much on full shut down and I have a 14 year old, twin 12 year olds and my baby girl is 10 and with remote schooling I'm basically trapped ;-)

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