Freida's pensive expression and fixed gaze reflects the shy nature of these wonderful creatures, yet she looks as if she is also smiling enigmatically like the 'slightly' more famous portrait 'Mona Lisa'. This artwork was created in three stages: firstly water-soluble pencils are applied to provide the 'under-painting' of the subject, this base is then built-up with many layers of coloured pencils. Finally, pastels are used to form the background which gives a soft matt appearance.
About the Artist
Having previously worked as a graphic designer, Janine is now a full-time professional artist working from her studio in York. Initially starting her journey into Fine Art with hand-drawn pen and ink illustrations, Janine now uses a variety of mediums to create her realistic style. Favoured subjects…View full profile