Remember these three backgrounds I started on day #1 ? I worked a bit on them yesterday and finished a painting on one.
My routine has changed, so I have an extra half hour by myself every morning. I still am adjusting, but it means I can usually go to the studio 30 mn early than what I do. I have focus issues I am aware of, and I know I can’t do more than «concentrated» time, or I lose my focus and start procrastinating (or doing too many things at once, which means I don’t finish any of them… yes, it sucks but I am learning and it will get better eventually).
This Koala showed me his ears first, and I went from there. I got frustrated at some point and even thought he was a bit scary (actually, I still think).
When I sketched him, he had a smile à la Cheshire Cat, even scarier ! ahah
I am loving using embossing powders in both my background and my characters, here the drops, the diamond, and his eyes’ circles are all created with embossing powders. I used the ones from Lindy Stamp Gang, they have a unique dual-tone that I just adore.
I am proud of myself for not being that afraid anymore to cover up. I felt like my entire background needed to be covered up, with just bits and pieces showing up.
This Koala has an important message: be you. You could live in your books ? You love dancing ? You sometimes feel like you are the weirdest of all the weirdos *I know I do* ? well… it is what makes you you…
(the original painting and prints are available, message me if interested 🙂 It will be in the shop very soon)