059 – Howling interlude

By 4th April 2017 Mailart

Elena sold some pencils and I decided to illustrate the envelope. I had to draw a wolf as the purchase is shipping to someone called Wolf. I started with the one on the left and thought I’d made a mess of it (I still think it’s a mess, but Elena assures me it’s not as bad as I think), then decided to start another one, totally in fineliner instead of brush pen.

I had assumed that the postage label would cover the first one, so I drew the one on the right while covering the one on the left. When I removed the covering paper, I noticed that the 2 wolves were about the same size and decided not to cover the one on the left after all as it made a nice balanced composition

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  • stripygoose stripygoose says:

    I like these very much. The one on the left – as we look at it – is totally doing an anguished howl – really nice job in my view 🙂

    • andytgeezer andytgeezer says:

      Thanks Stripygoose, I think I’m more comfortable with it now that it’s paired up.

      By the way, I’m thinking of heading into Roehampton on Thursday for the quiz. Are you in?

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