Thursday, 12 May 2016
A to Z - J is for Jonquil
So, I was a bit grumpy about this! I had a double page spread in my dictionary free. On one side was Jack Snipe and the other Kingfisher. There were two suitable words that fitted with my self imposed nature theme - Jay and Jonquil. BUT the Craft Barn requested that the J page include a dragonfly... well, that didn't fit at all.
I wrestled for a while and came up with a dragonfly on a jonquil leaf even though this would never happen as they are not around at the same time...
And it turned out OK, I think. I used my Inktense and Coloursoft from Derwent.
I was happy with this chap. I was reminded by research just how awesome the colours in dragonflies and damselflies are.
And then the jonquil. I'm less happy with this part, but after about 14 layers I realised it was the best it was going to be. I've always struggled with daffs - I need to work in another sketching session!
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