1. Carefully consider if more colour or pen work is needed. It is easier to add than to take away so stop too soon (and not too late). I went back in with a thicker fine liner 0.8mm, to add a few more lines and strengthen a few of the existing ones. In the end, I did not add much more, which just goes to show that if I had completed all the drawing that I originally intended, it would have been too much.
2. Now to think about how to display him. Perhaps a float mount would show off his raw edges in a pleasing way?
Santa says ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’, ink and watercolour on corrugated board (39x29cm)
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