Friday, February 03, 2006
Justin has invaded!
Justin, as in Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World has invaded my studio! Finally, I got word to start final art. I transferred my sketches to Canson paper. I mounted the transferred drawings to foam board. And after finishing ten raw sienna/burnt umber oil underpaintings, I looked up and realized that Justin had moved in, and he won't be going anywhere for the next three weeks, or so. The challenge: there's ten paintings here, all due by March 1. It takes me anywhere from 3 to 6 months to paint 18 spreads, about what's necessary for a 32 page picture book. You do the math.