Should I have tried? πŸ˜•

Andy’s excellent original

I love the illustrations that Andy Templar has created for my book …..

So, then I thought why don’t I have a go?

– now that Im learning how to paint with watercolour thanks to the wonderful instruction of Lynne Holehouse

Step 1

Copying the drawing – not too scary!

Step 2

Drawing the face was though!

Step 3

Masking out bits – excellent lesson to learn, so as not to mess up bits that need to be painted in greater detail!

Step 4

See what I mean!

Step 5

Welly time! Remembering to work from light to dark- so why I started with the dark brown handbag I’ll never know- ha ha!

Step 6

Starting to get engrossed now- forgetting to eat or drink – on a mission!

Step 7

Beginning to come together – but that tricky Cornish tartan heart keeps looking at me!

Step 8

Done!

Step 9

Pleased with it, but it looks a bit too clean & pristine – Mossy does a lot of meandering along coastal paths & lives in Puddleglenn -so things don’t stay clean for very long!

Step 10

She seems happy enough tho! πŸ™‚

Step 11

Think she needs to actually be in Puddleglenn & where’s Kismet, they’re seldom apart?

Step 12

That’s better!

Step 13

Hope Andy thinks I’ve done his lovely creation, justice!

Step 14

Hope that looks like a puddle from Puddleglenn & not that she’s had an accident, bless her!

Step 15

I’m forgiven- she’s happy it looks like a puddle πŸ™‚

Is it normal that I talk to my characters ???

Step 16

Ta Dah! Finished …………………….it wouldn’t, would it, without Kismet!

Step 17

He insisted on a close-up!!

Step 18

YAY! That’s more like it- she’s lived in that coat a bit now! πŸ™‚

Step 19

All ready for more adventures!

(And it only took me about 7 hours, lol)

Thank you SO much Andy for your creation – it was great fun making her a bit more watery!

You can follow Mossy on her own FB page www.facebook.com/mossy kidsofkernow where she posts about all sorts, but mostly, kindness.

Any comments about my watercolour attempt of Mossy will be gratefully received- but like Mossy- please be kind! πŸ™‚

Thanks again for keeping me company every Friday, love Laraine x

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