On a very wet and misty morning, Manchee and I went for one of our magical walks. We found secret stairways and giant twisty trees, some looming from mist shrouded banks above our heads.
This tree was an absolute giant.
Manchee could stand up in the cavity at it's base and I'm sure I could have squeezed in there too, but it was a bit creepy and imagine that massive trunk suspended over my head. No not for me!
I sat down and played with watercolours when I got home. Throwing a load of paint and salt onto my paper. When it was dry I sketched over it with white pencils and then some acrylic highlights. I'm happy with the result, I'll use it for gift labels and cards.
Then I tackled the sketch of the tiny unicorn. I was going to do this as a watercolour, but instead went for pencils. It's a very long job, filling in each section, smudging and blending and then lifting highlights. But what a way to lose yourself, it's pure and simple fun and the little guy makes me smile so much, he's so like Merlin when he's being cute :D
ps, Happy Mother's Day to all you lovely mummies out there.x