“This just in” – the classic words of news anchor Kent Brockman on The Simpsons. I had another attempt at using my watercolour pens to colour the drawing – this came out better than my previous attempt, but it still doesn’t really look fully blended. Maybe I need to use specific watercolour paper instead of a generic envelope!
I tried using watercolour pens for this envelope, but I can’t get them to blend properly. So Tom has to put up with some unusual blue shadows and some darker grey where I’d coloured over one section again.
I haven’t drawn Yogi Bear much, so for this month’s competition envelope, I thought he should be running in with a pic-a-nic basket he’d just liberated from an unsuspecting tourist.
Tigger is looking pretty thoughtful… maybe it’s because the address went over his face! I wrote the address first, then tried to fit the drawing around it, but couldn’t quite make it work without it overlapping.
I couldn’t resist drawing Minnie Mouse this month. She definitely has green fingers when it comes to growing those flowers!
I wanted my envelope to look suitably seasonal this month. So I used a snowflake stencil from Hobbycraft, and some gold & white highlights on the letters.
There’s something about Micky Mouse which makes him really nice to draw, especially when he’s chilled out like this!
Ok, I admit I was watching The Simpsons a lot this month!
I started drawing Lisa from the bottom of the envelope and worked my way up – I think that was a mistake, as her head is at a weird angle to work around the address! But it does look like she’s writing the address, doesn’t it?
I hadn’t expected that Puzzler logo to be so challenging to copy!
I still need to work on my faux calligraphy I think – don’t you?