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Wednesday, January 09, 2013
The Pigephant (Evolution of the Grub)
Someone left me a perfectly nice outline of an elephant in my Round 3 Moleskine, I assume as a collaboration, but I messed it up BIG TIME. I'd never used oil pastels to speak of, so this was my first attempt, and I didn't really know what I was doing.
Pigephant (the grub)
My husband said it looked like a grub. I was calling it a pigephant. I decided the back legs were too far back. I kept fiddling with it and finally had this:
I decided his trunk was too short. (?) I made it longer. I moved the tusks (but couldn't quite hide where the old one was. I also moved the eye.
So here is the maybe final version, in my round 3 book, a collaboration. It may still need more work. Can anyone tell me how to preserve it when I finish? Can I spray it with fixative? Will fixative stick? Do oil pastels ruin the paper? I didn't put it on the scanner for fear the messy stuff would ruin the scanner.
I am sorry to say I haven't had a chance, with the wedding et al, to post about my returned round 3 Moley. Sometime relatively soon, I hope.