Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Revisiting the Tortoise and the Hare

 A couple of years ago, I painted a tortoise and hare for a friend who needed a little pick me up.  I enjoyed playing with the texture on the turtles legs and shell.  Recently, I decided to try another version of this classic fable, and painted a bit broader scale.  This one took a bit longer than my other attempt, but I think it came out all right.

This was done primarily in gouache, with a few smatterings of prismacolor and pen and ink.  I gave this to a beloved colleague at work that has a special needs daughter that loves animals.  I’m sure it will bring a smile to people that deserve a lot of happiness.

Here’s how it came out: