This took much longer than I wanted, and still didn’t turn out too great. I knew the sort of paint as you go gnomes would look weird next to the more fussy painted bear and cat, but I am not sure if that is what is holding this back. Still, I guess it is always fun to paint giant cats. Oh well, next time.
Steelhead season has finally taken off, so not a lot of painting getting done. I am 3 for 4 so far this year with two wild and one hatchery. It hasn’t been a great season, and I am sort of looking forward to fishing the jetty again (or at least tidewater).
Here is a fairly rubbish painting of an elf. However, I like this sort of assembled with brushstrokes type of approach and think it is going somewhere.
I guess I just really liked the idea of an owl mourning a hat. Sorry it took six pages to get there.
Finishing this story out with a pencil pen combo that didn’t really work. I think I will have to get a thinner pen to do the shading. More importantly, that poor poor hat. I am picturing burying it at sea, or one of those composty Waterworld things.