Slowly, but surely…building up the collage layers.
I’ve colour-blocked my chosen scheme, now for the tonal addition in coloured pencil and detail work in pen.
It’s coming along nicely; and the piece has a dual nature…this is my last pregnancy (of two) and it’s a cathartic process, allowing me to wave au revoir to my pregnancy days, in a rather whimsical fashion. *big sigh*
This was the most uncomfortable experience of the year…and I was pregnant for most of it, so, that’s saying something!!!
I neatened the edges up with some old kitchen scissors and sealed it with some old white gesso, that I had lying around.
The plan is a bit simplified, as I just needed a composition reference; so, there’s no.way that I’ll spend hours rendering all the botanical detail, just for the mock-up!
With the final piece, I will colour block in acrylics, give it a quick sand down and then add depth, and detail with coloured pencils (with a few accents in solvent-based gold paint). Well…that’s the plan, but, who sticks to those?
What does an artist do with a pregnant belly? Why, cast it of course…now for the design!