As you know, I have been working on a bear that I am not allowed to show you just yet.
It's almost complete, all but a few details.
Ordinarily I would have posted the initial outline sketch, the tonal sketch, the under-painting and then finally the bear its self - so that's four weeks worth of posts that I haven't been able to blog! So, it's not so much that I haven't been painting, just that I can't show the results just yet.
I have also been held back significantly from painting by my vacuum cleaner, aka Sherlock.
This now means complete rest and NO walkies for six weeks minimum!
It's a nightmare for me as well as for him - though if you read my last post, you will understand that having some time without him in the office has it's up side! ;0)
But - I feel SO guilty leaving him on his own when I work, that I've been spending much of my usual studio time keeping him company in the house instead of out there painting.
Anyway, desperate to at least draw something, I decided to bring my pencils inside and sketch the little guy again.
But this time I wasn't at all happy with the likeness. . . .
. . .I just couldn't put my finger on what was wrong???
Hmm. . . wait a minute. . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . Aha!
. . . Yes!! That's MUCH better!! ;0)