day 3: completion

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Well, I kind of screwed this one up. Not the drawing, but the fact that I meant to take several pictures as I worked to document the process. Instead I got sucked into that zone where you work and work, and the next thing you know the sun is going down.  Even though I could only put in 15-20 minutes at a time (the maximum length of most naps in my house) I managed to get the entire thing finished. Yay!

When I got to the coloring stage, I dragged out the gigantic box of Prismacolors and stared at them for awhile. I love the kid in a candy store feeling that comes along with choosing colors. I wanted to do something different, so I opted for intentionally ugly. I chose teal, chartreuse, olive green, magenta, apple green, tan, and lemon yellow. Sounds atrocious right? The end result was nowhere near as jarring as I expected. Actually, I think it’s rather pretty. (In an ugly sort of way.)