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
Copying the drawing – not too scary!
Drawing the face was though!
Masking out bits – excellent lesson to learn, so as not to mess up bits that need to be painted in greater detail!
See what I mean!
Welly time! Remembering to work from light to dark- so why I started with the dark brown handbag I’ll never know- ha ha!
Starting to get engrossed now- forgetting to eat or drink – on a mission!
Beginning to come together – but that tricky Cornish tartan heart keeps looking at me!
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!
She seems happy enough tho! 🙂
Think she needs to actually be in Puddleglenn & where’s Kismet, they’re seldom apart?
Hope Andy thinks I’ve done his lovely creation, justice!
Hope that looks like a puddle from Puddleglenn & not that she’s had an accident, bless her!
I’m forgiven- she’s happy it looks like a puddle 🙂
Is it normal that I talk to my characters ???
Ta Dah! Finished …………………….it wouldn’t, would it, without Kismet!
He insisted on a close-up!!
YAY! That’s more like it- she’s lived in that coat a bit now! 🙂
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! 🙂
Thanks again for keeping me company every Friday, love Laraine x
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