Three weeks back into school and the pen gets a little slow. There is only time for a few sketches and the odd pencil mark on this:
Two Moleskine watercolour pads, jealously hoarded! The chance to fall in love again with drawing and painting. And yes these are repeats of images shown before but then when you fall in love all over again you don’t mind repeats.
The bear has had a lot of surface texture added, along with some free machine embroidery. Now onto the next part: tree trunks, flowers and final back lighting.
Have been playing around with the composition. One of the nicest aspects of felt is that you can cut bits off and move them around fairly successfully. I have been working the surface of the fur and the embroidered sections will make most of the texturing.
I love this stage in a painting, the underpainting reveals the ghosts of the picture to come.