I sketch on tracing paper.
|Then I play with color,|
here I used colored pencils
but sometimes I splash paint on it.
At this point, I've also darkened in the
pencil sketch with a black marker.
This enables me to see it through
the canvas for tracing.
|And so begins the actual painting|
once I'm happy with the preliminaries.
Painted and ready to send to Ruth
for the next leg of it's journey.
Ruth being Ruth Schmuff Designs
my illustrious distributor.
Once Ruth gets my finished master,
it's measured, photographed,
hopefully ooooo'd and aaaahhhh'd over,
... it's sent to the repeat painters for production.
Whew, it's a journey.