Here are the planning stages. The idea is an expanded idea from this earlier piece. I liked the idea of an old mother troll making soup for a little troll girl so I decided to turn it into a new piece, flex my drawing and painting powers, and include this as one of my entries for Spectrum this year.
It's also part of an over all experiment for ultimately painting in oils, an experiment I began back during my Alice show. I'll post more about this as I come to it.
Enough of that, here is my original thumbnail.
After waffling for a few tries I quickly settled on top right one.
I then scanned it and did a digital sketch on it to figure my values and things.
From there I began drawing.
As usual, my co-pilot sat with me for the duration of the flight.
So there's the finished drawing.
Next post, watercolor.