The last one for now and my favorite painting from Sherlock Holmes series – Violin.
It was challenging, but very interesting to paint wooden texture and to learn something about violin: how is it made and how it looks from the side, what parts are flat and what are sticking out and how much. I needed this information to make it look more realistic and to paint a realistic shadow.
It’s called ‘study’ when an artist makes different sketches or paintings of his subject at different angles or in different projections, etc.
I used white colored pencil to add some highlights and draw strings and hair attached to the bow.