First I gessoed the page and then masked off the panel for the main image, before swirling various shades of green to create a background. I stamped the circle patterns in paint and the leaves in blue ink with paint highlights. Next to paint the chameleon which was not as difficult as I thought because the dots could be overlaid until I got the effect I wanted. To tie it all together at the end I did a scribble frame, with a little shadow shading to make it stand out, and a few splatters to tie the focal image to the rest of the page.
I understand chameleons change colour with mood. I'm guessing this is his grumpy outfit!
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints
Ranger Archival Ink : cobalt
Stabilo All pencil
Love your chameleon. He really stands out in his grumpy outfit!ReplyDelete
Fabulous chameleon, love how colourful he is, even if he is grumpy! I'm sure you are going to enjoy your watercolour course, and I look forward to seeing some results!ReplyDelete
Amazing! Gorgeous contrast between the background and the supercolourful chameleon. Fantastic!ReplyDelete
Love your chameleon, gorgeous colours, perhaps he's trying to be a flower.ReplyDelete
Lots of lovely layers on this piece. That chameleon is stunning on the green/blue background. Great work.ReplyDelete
Wow! A fabulous page. The grumpy, colourful chameleon is beautifully painted and you've linked him into the background perfectly.ReplyDelete
This is a fabulous page, I love the colours and the chameleon is special.ReplyDelete
I love the colours of your chameleon. The background complements the colours perfectly.ReplyDelete
Your chameleon has glorious colours when he is grumpy! Great choice of word too...ReplyDelete