14 February 2013


When it is cold and dark outside, nothing beats being warm and cozy inside.

Exploring different effects created by masking.  The shape of burrow was sketched in, then the ground masked before working in with graphite and ink.  Splatter, splatter for the snow while the mask was still on, but careful not to SPLAT a blob of white instead.  Trees were created with a mask and smudged pastel.
Mostly ink and graphite on paper.

Dormouse hibernating - image for BBC by  George McCarthy. 

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