'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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Thursday, 2 August 2012
Here is the pet shop and my little table and chair that I bring in each day.
The 'yellow lab' cichlid which was begun here, continues apace. Just a couple of fins to do now. As I did for the Blue Ram, I completed the whole picture with white conte chalk first (a tonal painting), and then worked over the top with colored pencil, carefully trying to avoid lifting off too much of the chalk. The white under the pencil brightens the colors and gives the highlights vibrancy.
Some images of progress:
A little girl asked me what I was going to do next week. I asked her what would she like me to do. This was her choice:
After carefully reading my little poster, she announced that the only afternoon she could come in and see how it was going would be Wednesday, as she had tap on Monday and jazz on Tuesday.
Like her, this fish looks like it dances well...