2 September 2010
Illustration Friday word is 'immovable'. Stubborn as a mule came to mind and that's a little how I've felt about this piece! I spent so long drawing the donkey (at least half a dozen attempts and I'm still not happy) that I didn't really leave enough time to work it up properly and rushed it. Added to that I used hotpress paper for a change - wish I hadn't - I'm so out of practice with this type of paper, as having been unable to buy it here in KL I've changed to NOT and have enjoyed using a much more sloshy-watery technique. This HP is rather slippery and unforgiving - can't imagine that I used to use this all the time! So, I made mistakes and wanted to correct them, but just got in more of a pickle - my mistakes were immovable! I used some gouache and watercolour pencil to cover up botches - really not up to standard and I've been in two minds whether to post it or not, but I do like to keep up with IF if I can! So, I'll hit the publish button and be done with it!