After I had finished working on it yesterday, I spent a relaxing evening and watched a good movie after which I snuggled into bed for a good night's rest. At 4 AM I woke up, made a photo-copy of the original and tried out an idea that had come to me during the night and woke me up! All day I had been stewing around about the sky, had tried out a few ideas (again on a photo-copy) and wasn't really pleased with any of them. But now I had a grand idea and just had to try it out - make the entire sky black! So, from 4 AM to 5 AM I spent time on the front room couch with Danny Boy (my miniature pinscher) by my side and filled in the sky with a black permanent ink pen. When finished, I liked what I saw ... but, I wasn't sure, so I sat it up on a small easel and fell promptly back to sleep.
I woke this morning and asked my husband what he thought about the black sky, he loved it! So today I blacked out the sky on the original and finished up with small details here and there. I am especially pleased with the way my little turtle turned out. Not too sure about the frog, he looks more like a lizard ... I guess he can be whatever the viewer wants him to be!
I am very proud to present to you now, "My Chinese Mudmen" .....
Take care and God bless!
Karen Anne aka Ireland Brady