'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.
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Monday, 30 July 2012
Blue Ram and Yellow Lab.
Apart from a name (and I'll probably do the latin one as well), and a signature, 'tis done!
Now, on to the next one: First I did a pencil sketch outline to get the proportions and shapes looking ok...A propelling pencil conveniently shows up as silver on the black paper.
Then I made a little start on a fin as a small child had been watching me very patiently and had asked when I was going to 'use colours'.
This is a cichlid called Electric Yellow Lab or Labidochromis caeruleus; an aggressive little meat-eating fish from Lake Malawi in Africa. It's that one that I have watched raising its top fin and revealing the black stripe as a warning to other fish.