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This is how the giraffe painting ended last night, now it's very wet so I've got to leave before I put on the next layer.  The reason for that is that the underpaint will start to lift off and leave the painting covered in little bobbles and I dont like that.  You can see that his face is getting lighter and lighter and that's very necessary so that I can add the colours and patterns in one hit at the end.  I moved his left eye too and matched it up with the right one.  Hopefully at the end of the painting I will have it so that the viewer gets a facefull of snout and then notices the rest.  My Ostrich kind of does that too.  I think that when you look at an animal you can see it's character just the same as you can with human beings.  This one is a bit dosey.

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I started this one last night too, it is of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum (Tim Burton's to be precise as played by Matt Lucas).  That Alice in Wonderland has some fantastic images in it.  As you can see from the gallery I have already done one of The Red Queen as played by Helena Bonham-Carter.  Strangely I'm not a great lover of the Johnny Depp character, I've seen a lot of artists doing that image.  I like the Cheshire Cat in this film too.  This is definately only underpainted as is still very faint and messy.  The underpainting is done in raw umber and white and the reason its like this is because I have gone over the top of another painting that I didn't like that was on this canvas.  I sanded it down first to make sure that nothing could show through, I've made that mistake before and it's wrecked another that I did.

 
 





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