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Posted: July 4, 2016
Early study of Mia and the stag
I was keen to try working in a different medium instead of acrylic when I started to rough out ideas for ” Star Tree”. The image below is a combination of pencil crayon and watercolour, which was effective but too time consuming to build up layers of atmospheric colour.
so I moved onto to watercolour – working very loose and wet which was better:
Mia is a much older child here – the final version is a much younger child in keeping with the stories lullaby feel
Again loose and watery and atmospheric, but not quite the control I needed and too dark for text over the top
The tree worked in glorious Caran d’Ache crayons
Mia’s journey home : watercolour and crayon proved not quite as luminous as I wanted so I decided to try Sennelier oil pastels.